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Data from: A novel mechanism for grazing lawn formation: Large herbivore-induced modification of the plant-soil water balance

Veldhuis, M. (Creator), Howison, R. (Creator), Fokkema, R. (Creator), Tielens, E. (Creator), Olff, H. (Creator), University of Groningen, 20-Aug-2014

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Description

This study shows that large herbivores might form grazing lawns through previously underestimated effects on water balance. Thus, future studies on large herbivore effects on vegetation should increasingly focus on additional pathways of soil compaction and defoliation. While nutrient‐based processes driving grazing lawn formation may operate during the wet season in savannas, we suggest that water balance‐based processes are additionally important during the dry season.
Data and R scripts available.
Date made available20-Aug-2014
PublisherUniversity of Groningen
Geographical coverageHluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Access to the dataset Open
Contact researchdata@rug.nl

    Keywords on Datasets

  • Plant-herbivore interactions, soil compaction, herbivore-induced stress, savannas, landscape heterogeneity, soil texture, defoliation, soil water balance
Related Publications
  1. A novel mechanism for grazing lawn formation: Large herbivore-induced modification of the plant-soil water balance

    Veldhuis, M., Howison, R., Fokkema, R., Tielens, E. & Olff, H., Nov-2014, In : Journal of Ecology. 102, 6, p. 1506-1517

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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