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- Riesch, Friederike; Tonn, Bettina; Meißner, Marcus; Balkenhol, Niko; Isselstein, Johannes
- Journal of applied ecology 2019 v.56 no.6 pp. 1311-1321
- heathlands, etc ; Cervus elaphus; European Union; biomass; burning; forage quality; forest stands; grassland management; grasslands; grazing; grazing systems; habitats; landscapes; livestock; mowing; net primary productivity; seasonal variation; spring; summer; synergism; wildlife; wildlife management; winter; Germany; Show all 24 Subjects
- ... Maintaining semi‐natural open habitats requires biomass removal, which can be achieved by extensive grazing with livestock species. However, implementing this established conservation management strategy in large or access‐restricted areas is often not possible. We investigated grazing by wild and free‐ranging red deer Cervus elaphus as an alternative conservation management approach on an active ...