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Rare soil microbial taxa regulate the negative effects of land degradation drivers on soil organic matter decomposition.

Published online: 13 Oct 2021

Authors: Wu Ying & Chen DiMa & Saleem, M. & Wang Bing & Hu ShuiJin & Delgado-Baquerizo, M. & Bai YongFei

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land degradation drivers, including loss in vegetation and eutrophication, are expected to impact soil biodiversity and functions in drylands world-wi...

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Effect of stocking rate and rainfall on rangeland dynamics and cattle performance in a semi-arid savanna, South Africa.

Published online: 28 Jul 2000

Authors: Fynn, R. W. S. & O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In order to examine the emerging paradigm of non-equilibrium behaviour of plant-livestock relations in semi-arid rangeland, the effect of stocking rat...

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Herbivore culling influences spatio-temporal patterns of fire in a semiarid savanna.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Smit, I. P. J. & Archibald, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Fire and herbivory are competitive processes in grassy ecosystems as they both consume above-ground biomass. Despite this interaction between fire and...

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Thresholds and gradients in a semi-arid grassland: long-term grazing treatments induce slow, continuous and reversible vegetation change.

Published online: 03 Aug 2016

Authors: Porensky, L. M. & Mueller, K. E. & Augustine, D. J. & Derner, J. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Temporal changes in semi-arid ecosystems can include transitions between alternative stable states, involving thresholds and multiple domains of attra...

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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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Shifts in plant composition mediate grazing effects on carbon cycling in grasslands.

Published online: 11 Mar 2021

Authors: Liang MaoWei & Smith, N. G. & Chen JiQuan & Wu YanTao & Guo ZhiWei & Gornish, E. S. & Liang CunZhu

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Carbon cycling in grasslands can be impacted by livestock grazing, partially as an indirect result of herbivory-induced compositional shifts in the pl...

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Related plant species respond similarly to chronic anthropogenic disturbance: implications for conservation decision-making.

Published online: 20 Feb 2019

Authors: Martínez-Blancas, A. & Paz, H. & Salazar, G. A. & Martorell, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many developing countries harbour large numbers of species that face little-understood, gradual changes in their environment, including chronic anthro...

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Reducing soil erosion by improving community functional diversity in semi-arid grasslands.

Published online: 29 Jul 2015

Authors: Zhu HuoXing & Fu BoJie & Wang Shuai & Zhu LinHai & Zhang LiWei & Jiao Lei & Wang Cong

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Great efforts have been made to control soil erosion by restoring plant communities in degraded ecosystems world-wide. However, soil erosion has not b...

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Decreased precipitation in the late growing season weakens an ecosystem carbon sink in a semi-arid grassland.

Published online: 03 Nov 2021

Authors: Yang ZhongLing & Wei YueYue & Fu GuangYa & Xiao Rui & Chen Ji & Zhang YaoJun & Wang Dong & Li JunYong

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Net ecosystem gas exchange (NEE), a balance between gross ecosystem primary productivity (GPP) and ecosystem respiration (ER), is an important indicat...

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Simulated long-term vegetation response to grazing heterogeneity in semi-arid rangelands.

Published online: 24 Feb 1999

Authors: Weber, G. E. & Jeltsch, F. & Rooyen, N. van & Milton, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The long-term effects of small-scale spatial heterogeneity of livestock (cattle) grazing on vegetation dynamics were studied with a grid-based model o...

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