The impact of native large herbivores and fire on the vegetation dynamics in the Cape renosterveld shrublands of South Africa: insights from a six-yr field experiment
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2014
© 2014 International Association for Vegetation Science
Applied Vegetation Science
Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 456–469, July 2014
How to Cite
Radloff, F. G.T., Mucina, L., Snyman, D. (2014), The impact of native large herbivores and fire on the vegetation dynamics in the Cape renosterveld shrublands of South Africa: insights from a six-yr field experiment. Applied Vegetation Science, 17: 456–469. doi: 10.1111/avsc.12086
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: 25 FEB 2013
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Fig. S1. Physiognomy of the vegetation states before the experimental treatments were applied.
Fig. S2. The experimental layout used in this study.
Fig. S3. Mean and SE of plant biomass (g 0.75 m−2) estimated prior to and 73 months after experimental treatment (fire and exclusion of herbivory) for the five growth forms in each of the three structural vegetation states.
Table S1. Parameters of the regression lines used in biomass calculations.
Table S2. Biomass contributions of perennial plant species found in the plots to each of the five growth form types.
Table S3. Biomass values (g 0.75 m−2) for each of the five plant growth forms within the three vegetation states for each of the treatment plots before any treatments were applied (pre-treatment) and 73 months after treatment.
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