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An examination of the potential efficacy of high-intensity fires for reversing woody encroachment in savannas.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: Smit, I. P. J. & Asner, G. P. & Govender, N. & Vaughn, N. R. & Wilgen, B. W. van

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Frequent fires are often proposed as a way of preventing woody encroachment in savannas, yet few studies have examined whether high-intensity fires ca...

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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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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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Interactions between land use, taxonomic group and aspects and levels of diversity in a Brazilian savanna: implications for the use of bioindicators.

Published online: 19 Nov 2022

Authors: Carvalho, R. L. & Vieira, J. & Melo, C. & Silva, A. M. & Tolentino, V. C. M. & Neves, K. & Mello, F. V. de & Andersen, A. N. & Vasconcelos, H. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The conversion of natural habitats into anthropogenic uses is a key driver of global biodiversity loss, but effects can vary among taxa and diversity ...

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