E-mail a Wiley Online Library Link

Sally E. Koerner, Scott L. Collins, John M. Blair, Alan K. Knapp and Melinda D. Smith Rainfall variability has minimal effects on grassland recovery from repeated grazing Journal of Vegetation Science 25

Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12065

Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

The majority of grasslands are grazed, yet few studies examine how climate change will interact with disturbance. We show that biomass and community composition in grazed (via selective clipping) or ungrazed North American tallgrass prairie may be relatively resilient under more variable precipitation regimes while a single year of grazing drastically reduces grass biomass and alters composition for multiple years.

Complete the form below and we will send an e-mail message containing a link to the selected article on your behalf

Required = Required Field