The impact of grazing on plant communities, plant populations and soil conditions on salt marshes

@article{Bakker2004TheIO,
  title={The impact of grazing on plant communities, plant populations and soil conditions on salt marshes},
  author={Jan P J Bakker},
  journal={Vegetatio},
  year={2004},
  volume={62},
  pages={391-398}
}
Grazing an abandoned salt marsh causes retrogressive succession, since mid salt-marsh communities change into lower salt-marsh communities. Grazing and mowing are compared in detail. Both management practices enhance species diversity in an abandoned salt marsh. This can be attributed to the removal of litter. The finding that lower salt-marsh species appear more with grazing than with mowing or abandoning is not related to a higher soil salinity as compared to mowing or abandoning, but… CONTINUE READING
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