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Fire-induced negative nutritional outcomes for cattle when sharing habitat with native ungulates in an African savanna.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Odadi, W. O. & Kimuyu, D. M. & Sensenig, R. L. & Veblen, K. E. & Riginos, C. & Young, T. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Prescribed burning is used in tropical savannas to improve habitat conditions for domestic and wild herbivores, but its effects on the ecological inte...

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Fire prevents woody encroachment only at higher-than-historical frequencies in a South African savanna.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Case, M. F. & Staver, A. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Woody encroachment is a pervasive challenge facing savanna and grassland managers world-wide. Proposed drivers of the phenomenon range from local chan...

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Shifting thresholds and changing degradation patterns: climate change effects on the simulated long-term response of a semi-arid savanna to grazing.

Published online: 01 Aug 2012

Authors: Lohmann, D. & Tietjen, B. & Blaum, N. & Joubert, D. F. & Jeltsch, F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The complex, nonlinear response of dryland systems to grazing and climatic variations is a challenge to management of these lands. Predicted climatic ...

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Dynamics of shrub encroachment in an African savanna: relative influences of fire, herbivory, rainfall and density dependence.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Roques, K. G. & O'Connor, T. G. & Watkinson, A. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Shrub encroachment has been widely observed in savanna regions. This study analysed the causes of shrub encroachment in the lowveld savanna of north-e...

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Investigating the effects of fire management on savanna biodiversity with grid-based spatially explicit population simulations.

Published online: 09 Mar 2021

Authors: Davies, H. F. & Visintin, C. & Gillespie, G. R. & Murphy, B. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The development of effective fire management for biodiversity conservation is a global challenge. The highly dynamic nature of fire, the difficulty in...

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Fire and biodiversity: responses of grass-layer beetles to experimental fire regimes in an Australian tropical savanna.

Published online: 04 Jul 2001

Authors: Orgeas, J. & Andersen, A. N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Up to 50% or more of the savanna landscapes of northern Australia are burnt each year, but the effects of these fires on savanna faunas are poorly kno...

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Temporal and spatial patterns in drought-related tree dieback in Australian savanna.

Published online: 14 Mar 2000

Authors: Fensham, R. J. & Holman, J. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The magnitude of drought and dieback was examined using the rainfall records for Queensland and historical records of dieback. Tree dieback was examin...

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Agricultural land-use history and restoration impact soil microbial biodiversity.

Published online: 24 Nov 2020

Authors: Turley, N. E. & Bell-Dereske, L. & Evans, S. E. & Brudvig, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Human land uses, such as agriculture, can leave long-lasting legacies as ecosystems recover. As a consequence, active restoration may be necessary to ...

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Dispersal and establishment limitation slows plant community recovery in post-agricultural longleaf pine savannas.

Published online: 11 Oct 2017

Authors: Turley, N. E. & Orrock, J. L. & Ledvina, J. A. & Brudvig, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Abandoned agricultural lands often have distinct plant communities from areas with no history of agriculture because plant species fail to recolonize....

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Wild and domestic savanna herbivores increase smaller vertebrate diversity, but less than additively.

Published online: 23 May 2021

Authors: Wells, H. B. M. & Kimuyu, D. M. & Odadi, W. O. & Dougill, A. J. & Stringer, L. C. & Young, T. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Cattle and other livestock graze more than a quarter of the world's terrestrial area and are widely regarded to be drivers of global biodiversity decl...

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