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Tree and shrub abundance has increased in many grasslands causing changes in ecosystem carbon and nitrogen pools that are related to patterns of woody plant distribution. However, with regard to

Tree and shrub abundance has increased in many grasslands causing changes in ecosystem carbon and nitrogen pools that are related to patterns of woody plant distribution. However, with regard to spatial patterns of shrub proliferation, little is known about how they are influenced by grazing or the extent to which they are influenced by intraspecific interactions. We addressed these questions by quantifying changes in the spatial distribution of Prosopis velutina (mesquite) shrubs over 74 years on grazed and protected grasslands.

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  • 2014-09-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1890/13-2033.1
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      1051-0761
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    • Copyright 2014 by the Ecological Society of America

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    Browning, Dawn M., Franklin, Janet, Archer, Steven R., Gillan, Jeffrey K., & Guertin, D. Phillip (2014). Spatial patterns of grassland-shrubland state transitions: a 74-year record on grazed and protected areas. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 24(6), 1421-1433. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-2033.1

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