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Patterns and thresholds of grazing-induced changes in community structure and ecosystem functioning: species-level responses and the critical role of species traits.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Li WenHuai & Xu FengWei & Zheng ShuXia & Taube, F. & Bai YongFei

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Overgrazing has resulted in widespread decline in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in grasslands world-wide in recent decades. However, few stud...

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Functional diversity loss with increasing livestock grazing intensity in drylands: the mechanisms and their consequences depend on the taxa.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Chillo, V. & Ojeda, R. A. & Capmourteres, V. & Anand, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Overgrazing is one of the main drivers of desertification in drylands, and livestock production is expected to increase in the next decades. The analy...

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The ecology and growth patterns of Cleistogenes species in degraded grasslands of eastern Inner Mongolia, China.

Published online: 11 Sep 2002

Authors: Liang Chen & Michalk, D. L. & Millar, G. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Cleistogenes is an important perennial grass genus found in the pastoral steppes of eastern Inner Mongolia. Despite its dominance in many grassland ty...

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The effects of environmental factors on components and attributes of a Mediterranean grassland.

Published online: 26 Jun 1997

Authors: Pagnotta, M. A. & Snaydon, R. W. & Cocks, P. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The associations of six environmental factors with vegetative attributes on a species-rich Syrian grassland were investigated during 2 years with cont...

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Integrating local knowledge and research to refine the management of an invasive non-native grass in critically endangered grassy woodlands.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Firn, J. & Ladouceur, E. & Dorrough, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Globally the prevalence and impact of invasive non-native plant species is increasing rapidly. Experimentally based research aimed at supporting manag...

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The context of REDD+ in Ethiopia: drivers, agents and institutions.

Published online: 13 Jan 2016

Authors: Melaku Bekele & Yemiru Tesfaye & Zerihun Mohammed & Solomon Zewdie & Yibeltal Tebikew & Maria Brockhaus & Habtemariam Kassa

Content type: Bulletin

This report is part of the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ initiated by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in 2009. It reviews t...

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Rainfall pulses mediate long-term plant community compositional dynamics in a semi-arid rangeland.

Published online: 10 Aug 2021

Authors: Liang MaoWei & Feng Xiao & Gornish, E. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-arid rangelands, comprising more than 40% of the Earth's land surface, provide critical ecosystem services. Worldwide, these ecosystems are exper...

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Analysing shrub encroachment in the southern Kalahari: a grid-based modelling approach.

Published online: 22 Apr 1998

Authors: Jeltsch, F. & Milton, S. J. & Dean, W. R. J. & Rooyen, N. van

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Shrub encroachment is reducing the carrying capacity of arid grasslands in southern Africa for cattle. Although shrub-encroachment is known to occur a...

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Biome-scale signatures of land-use change on raptor abundance: insights from single-visit detection-based models.

Published online: 11 Oct 2017

Authors: Dénes, F. V. & Sólymos, P. & Subhash Lele & Silveira, L. F. & Beissinger, S. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Declines in raptor populations often result from the transformation of natural habitats to anthropogenic land uses, but the rate of population change ...

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Long-term vegetation monitoring in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Published online: 28 Oct 1985

Authors: Belsky, A. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

It has been suggested that the perennial grasslands of the Serengeti plains have recently been converted to annual grass and shrub-dominated communiti...

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