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Successional specialization in a reptile community cautions against widespread planned burning and complete fire suppression.

Published online: 16 Oct 2013

Authors: Smith, A. L. & Bull, C. M. & Driscoll, D. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Conservation of biodiversity in fire-prone regions depends on understanding responses to fire in animal communities and the mechanisms governing these...

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Livestock activity increases exotic plant richness, but wildlife increases native richness, with stronger effects under low productivity.

Published online: 02 May 2018

Authors: Eldridge, D. J. & Delgado-Baquerizo, M. & Travers, S. K. & Val, J. & Oliver, I. & Dorrough, J. W. & Soliveres, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazing by domestic livestock is one of the most widespread land uses world-wide, particularly in rangelands, where it co-occurs with grazing by wild ...

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Recent grazing reduces reptile richness but historic grazing filters reptiles based on their functional traits.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Val, J. & Travers, S. K. & Oliver, I. & Koen, T. B. & Eldridge, D. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazing by mammalian herbivores can alter vegetation structure and composition. It can therefore affect critical habitat features used by native wildl...

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Combined effects of seed provenance, plant facilitation and restoration site on revegetation success.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Fedriani, J. M. & Garrote, P. J. & Calvo, G. & Delibes, M. & Castilla, A. R. & Żywiec, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Plant provenance, plant facilitation and the characteristics of restoration sites are critical determinants of revegetation success. Surprisingly, how...

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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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Do grazing intensity and herbivore type affect soil health? Insights from a semi-arid productivity gradient.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Eldridge, D. J. & Delgado-Baquerizo, M. & Travers, S. K. & Val, J. & Oliver, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazing is one of the most widespread forms of intensive management on Earth and is linked to reductions in soil health. However, little is known abou...

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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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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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Grazer effects on soil carbon storage vary by herbivore assemblage in a semi-arid grassland.

Published online: 07 Nov 2018

Authors: Chang Qing & Wang Ling & Ding ShiWen & Xu TongTong & Li ZhiQiang & Song XuXin & Zhao Xuan & Wang DeLi & Pan DuoFeng

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Accounting for 10%-30% of global soil organic carbon, grassland soils potentially present a large reservoir for storing atmospheric CO2. Livestock gra...

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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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