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Grazing dampens the positive effects of shrub encroachment on ecosystem functions in a semi-arid woodland.

Published online: 31 Jul 2013

Authors: Eldridge, D. J. & Soliveres, S. & Bowker, M. A. & Val, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The encroachment of woody plants into grasslands, open woodlands and savannah has been widely reported over the past few decades. Overgrazing is a pro...

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What controls the population dynamics of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans in its native range?

Published online: 11 Oct 2006

Authors: Jongejans, E. & Sheppard, A. W. & Shea, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The invasive thistle Carduus nutans causes major economic losses in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. For the first time, we have modelled its ...

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The growth of white clover (Trifolium repens) in five sown hill swards grazed by sheep.

Published online: 01 Nov 1988

Authors: Wilman, D. & Simpson, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Growth of Trifolium repens was studied in 5 hill swards in Wales, sown 10-39 years before with seed mixtures containing T. repens and Lolium perenne a...

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An ecological survey of land use and soil erosion in the West Pakistan and Azad Kashmir catchment of the river Jhelum.

Published online: 12 Jan 1969

Authors: Mcvean, D. N. & Robertson, V. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Information is given on climate, soil types, vegetation, rural sociology, agriculture and land capability in the above survey area. The subtropical sc...

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Understanding the effects of a new grazing policy: the impact of seasonal grazing on shrub demography in the Inner Mongolian steppe.

Published online: 04 Dec 2013

Authors: Li ShouLi & Yu FeiHai & Werger, M. J. A. & Dong Ming & Ramula, S. & Zuidema, P. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazing by livestock is a common land use in arid and semi-arid areas. Developing sustainable grazing regimes that conserve vegetation and maintain pr...

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Mammals and agri-environment schemes: hare haven or pest paradise?

Published online: 19 Dec 2007

Authors: Reid, N. & McDonald, R. A. & Montgomery, W. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agri-environment schemes (AESs) are designed to create landscape-scale improvements in biodiversity. While the specific aims of AESs do not always inc...

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Alleviating grazing damage by white-fronted geese: an optimal foraging approach.

Published online: 15 Sep 2004

Authors: Amano, T. & Ushiyama, K. & Fujita, G. & Higuchi, H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agricultural damage by wildlife is a serious constraint on the coexistence of humans and wildlife. Understanding the behavioural processes involved in...

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The kangaroo conundrum: home range studies and implications for land management.

Published online: 30 Mar 2005

Authors: Viggers, K. L. & Hearn, J. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The movement of native herbivores onto agricultural land is a key management issue world-wide as they may compete with domestic livestock for pasture ...

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Impact of China's Grain for Green Project on the landscape of vulnerable arid and semi-arid agricultural regions: a case study in northern Shaanxi Province.

Published online: 03 Jun 2009

Authors: Cao ShiXiong & Chen Li & Yu XinXiao

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

China's Grain for Green Project is a rapid landscape-scale shift in ground cover and land use with significant implications for biodiversity. From 199...

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Long-term effects of defoliation: incomplete recovery of a New Zealand alpine tussock grass, Chionochloa pallens, after 20 years.

Published online: 26 May 2000

Authors: Lee, W. G. & Fenner, M. & Loughnan, A. & Lloyd, K. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Chionochloa pallens, a New Zealand low alpine tussock grass, is an important food plant of the takahé (Porphyrio hochstetteri), a rare endemic flightl...

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