Understanding Ungulate Herbivory-Episodic Disturbance Effects on Vegetation Dynamics : Knowledge Gaps and Management Needs

@inproceedings{Wisdom2008UnderstandingUH,
  title={Understanding Ungulate Herbivory-Episodic Disturbance Effects on Vegetation Dynamics : Knowledge Gaps and Management Needs},
  author={Michael Wisdom and Martin Vavra and Jennifer M. Boyd and Miles A. Hemstrom and Aner Alan and Ager},
  year={2008}
}
Herbivory by wild and domestic ungulates is a chronic disturbance that can have dramatic effects on vegetation dynamics. Herbivory effects, however, are not easily predicted under different combinations of episodic disturbance such as fire, timber harvest, drought, and insect defoliation. This lack of predictability poses a substantial obstacle to effective management of ungulate herbivory. Traditional models of vegetation transition in forested ecosystems have ignored the influences of… CONTINUE READING
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