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Paul C. Rogers and Cody M. Mittanck Herbivory strains resilience in drought-prone aspen landscapes of the western United States Journal of Vegetation Science 25

Version of Record online: 11 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12099

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Ordination analysis revealed that regeneration level and herbivore use were the strongest objective indicators of aspen stand conditions, while the stand condition rating proved a valuable subjective index of forest status. While ungulate herbivory of aspen is problematic internationally, our results show acute impacts where moderate slopes, relatively low water availability, and intense browsing predominate.

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