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- Rebollo, Salvador; Milchunas, Daniel G.; Stapp, Paul; Augustine, David J.; Derner, Justin D.
- Oikos 2013 v.122 pp. 1757
- Bouteloua gracilis; annuals; body size; botanical composition; cattle; grasses; grasslands; grazing; habitats; herbivores; pastures; plant communities; primary productivity; rabbits; rodents; vegetation structure
- ... The response of semiarid grasslands to small, non-colonial herbivores has received little attention, focusing primarily on the effects of granivore assemblages on annual plant communities. We studied the long-term effects of small and large herbivores on vegetation structure and species diversity of shortgrass steppe, a perennial semiarid grassland with a long evolutionary history of grazing by la ...