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Functional traits of graminoids in semi-arid steppes: a test of grazing histories.

Published online: 15 Sep 2004

Authors: Adler, P. B. & Milchunas, D. G. & Lauenroth, W. K. & Sala, O. E. & Burke, I. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Understanding variability in ecosystem response to grazing is essential for improving management. Recent efforts have focused on the role of plant fun...

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Controls over the strength and timing of fire-grazer interactions in a semi-arid rangeland.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Augustine, D. J. & Derner, J. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The degree to which large herbivores select and forage within recently burned areas is a key driver of vegetation heterogeneity in rangeland ecosystem...

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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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Seed and seedling traits have strong impacts on establishment of a perennial bunchgrass in invaded semi-arid systems.

Published online: 28 Aug 2020

Authors: Leger, E. A. & Daniel Z. Atwater & James, J. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many restoration projects use seeds to found new populations, and understanding phenotypic traits associated with seedling establishment in disturbed ...

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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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Influence of livestock grazing on range condition in south-west Masailand, Northern Tanzania.

Published online: 16 Jan 1993

Authors: Mwalyosi, R. B. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Range condition was assessed in a semiarid 2265 km2 area of Tanzania grazed by cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and a range of game wildlife. Primary pro...

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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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Combined effects of grazing management and climate on semi-arid steppes: hysteresis dynamics prevent recovery of degraded rangelands.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Cipriotti, P. A. & Aguiar, M. R. & Wiegand, T. & Paruelo, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Livestock grazing has degraded many arid and semi-arid rangelands around the world, and the drier climate predicted by climate change scenarios may am...

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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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Hierarchical control over seedling recruitment of the bunch-grass Themeda triandra in a semi-arid savanna.

Published online: 25 Jan 1997

Authors: O'Connor, T. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The persistence of populations of the economically important bunchgrass Themeda triandra in rangeland depends on seedling recruitment. A 25-factorial ...

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