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- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of arid environments 2019 v.166 pp. 11-16
- Bouteloua eriopoda; Prosopis glandulosa; dry environmental conditions; ecosystem services; ecosystems; ecotones; grasses; grasslands; herbivores; land restoration; perennials; rodents; shrubs; small mammals; Chihuahuan Desert
- ... In many arid ecosystems, shrub encroachment is coupled to the loss of perennial grasses and associated ecosystem services. Increased native herbivore abundance associated with shrub encroachment can have negative effects on grass restoration. In the Chihuahuan Desert, native herbivore abundance can be two times greater in shrubland states dominated by Prosopis glandulosa (honey mesquite) than in h ...