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- Howard, Kimberley S.C.; Eldridge, David J.; Soliveres, Santiago
- Basic and applied ecology 2012 v.13 no.2 pp. 159-168
- nurse plants, etc ; biogeochemical cycles; grazing; herbivores; perennials; plant communities; shrublands; shrubs; soil; soil quality; species diversity; understory; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... Facilitative or positive interactions among species are driven mainly by the environmental amelioration or protection from grazing provided by nurse plants. Some studies have suggested that protection from grazing is inconsequential in water-limited environments because of low herbivore densities and their grazing effects. Others, however, argue that herbivores have a major effect on semi-arid pla ...