The impact of elephants on plants and their community variables in South Africa's Maputaland

@inproceedings{Guldemond2007TheIO,
  title={The impact of elephants on plants and their community variables in South Africa's Maputaland},
  author={Robert A R Guldemond and Rudi J. van Aarde},
  year={2007}
}
Elephants confined to protected areas could affect co-occurring species. We expected measurable deviations in the density, species number, turnover and composition, abundance-incidence and rank-abundance patterns of woody plant communities where elephants browse. We examined these variables in the presence (inside South Africa’s Tembe Elephant Park) and absence (uninhabited communal land adjacent to the park) of elephants for sand forests, closed and open woodlands. Woodland type influenced the… CONTINUE READING

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