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- Forbes, G.S.; Van Zee, J.W.; Smith, W.; Whitford, W.G.
- Journal of arid environments 2005 v.60 no.4 pp. 627
- herbaceous plants, etc ; deserts; grasslands; Gutierrezia sarothrae; Prosopis glandulosa; shrubs; grasses; canopy; arthropods; species diversity; life history; seasonal variation; livestock; grazing intensity; rain; New Mexico; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... Arthropods living in the canopies of two woody shrub species (a sub-shrub (Gutierrezia sarothrae) and a large shrub (Prosopis glandulosa)) and perennial grasses plus associated herbaceous species, were sampled on 18, 0.5 hectare plots in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland for five consecutive years. Mesquite shrubs were removed from nine plots, six plots were grazed by yearling cattle in August and six ...