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From an ecological and environmental point of view, livestock husbandry plays a very important role as there is a valuable interaction between livesto...Read more
Colonization by woody plants is often very slow or absent on grasslands occupying degraded land in the tropics. Seed dispersal limitation is widely re...Read more
Several recent studies have considered the relative effects of local vs. landscape factors on diversity of several animal taxa in grasslands. However,...Read more
Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) are summer grazers that switch to browse in winter, while rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) eat mostly grasses throughout...Read more
The study of a desert landscape consisting of C3 shrublands and C4 grasslands demonstrated the feasibility of mapping desertification processes on a r...Read more
Ski resorts increasingly affect alpine ecosystems through enlargement of ski pistes, machine-grading of ski piste areas and increasing use of artifici...Read more
Treeless mountainous areas at high altitudes have increased in value as wildlife habitat, but they are affected and increasingly threatened by ski-res...Read more
In many places in Europe, trees are currently far below their theoretical altitudinal limit because of past land use. However, under the current crisi...Read more
The range size of adult female mountain hares (Lepus timidus) and European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), occupying a landscape in NE Scotland compo...Read more
Increases in area burned and fire size have been reported across a wide range of forest and shrubland types in the Western United States in recent dec...Read more