Response of native versus exotic plant guilds to cattle and elk herbivory in forested rangeland BK Pekin, MJ Wisdom, CG Parks, BA Endress… - Applied Vegetation Science, 2015

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Response of native versus exotic plant guilds to cattle and elk herbivory in forested rangeland  BK Pekin, MJ Wisdom, CG Parks, BA Endress… - Applied Vegetation Science, 2015
... Cattle and elk have variable effects on different plant guilds at managed vs unmanaged forest stands. Overall, cattle grazing tends to have a larger impact on herbaceous plant guilds at managed stands, while elk grazing tends to have a larger impact on woody plant guilds at unmanaged stands. However, in contrast to findings from other ecosystems, grazing only has a minor impact on exotic plant dynamics in our study area, and cattle grazing does not favour exotic plants any more than grazing by elk or ungulate exclusion...


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