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While there are numerous studies of impacts by individual invader species, there are few syntheses of invader impacts on plant community structure and...Read more
1. Invasive non-native trees cause structural and functional changes in plant communities, which tend to increase over time since invasion. Native veg...Read more
Woody-plant encroachment is an under-recognized consequence of land degradation. This phenomenon is common in rangeland ecosystems, where woody plants...Read more
Many grasslands worldwide are undergoing succession to woody vegetation, causing complex effects on carbon (C) sequestration, nutrient cycling and bio...Read more
Following the removal of invasive plant species, most land managers rely on natural succession to re-establish native plant communities. However, insu...Read more
Woody riparian buffers (hereafter, 'woody buffers') are frequently considered as important to mitigate the effects of stressors on streams and rivers....Read more
World-wide, tropical savannas and dry forests are under increasing pressure from land use. The environmental impacts of agricultural expansion into th...Read more
Woody plant encroachment in grasslands is a world-wide concern. Assertions that abiotic stress reduction facilitates encroachment are not universally ...Read more
The mathematical models of Gardner (1960) and Cowan (1965) are developed to show that the soil matric potential at which rhizosphere resistance become...Read more
Changes of grazing pressure and climate have been identified as drivers of woody encroachment in subalpine pastures, but disentangling their relative ...Read more