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James D. M. Speed, Gunnar Austrheim and Atle Mysterud The response of plant diversity to grazing varies along an elevational gradient Journal of Ecology 101

Version of Record online: 7 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12133

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This study shows that the effect of grazing on plant diversity varies with elevation, and grazing herbivores can thus directly affect elevational patterns of plant diversity. Grazing can buffer changes in plant communities and species richness, even in the face of other environmental drivers such as climatic warming.

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