Species Composition Changes in Response to Grazing

Article: Quantitative effects of grazing on vegetation and soils over a global range of environment Authors: Milchunas, D.G. and Lauenroth, W.K. Published: Ecological Monographs, 63(4). 1993. pp. 327-366 This is the second post dealing directly with the article under consideration.  … Continue reading

The Effects of Grazing on Ecosystem Productivity

Article: Quantitative effects of grazing on vegetation and soils over a global range of environment Authors: Milchunas, D.G. and Lauenroth, W.K. Published: Ecological Monographs, 63(4). 1993. pp. 327-366 We have given significant consideration to Samuel McNaughton’s grazing optimization hypothesis.  Essentially, … Continue reading

The Natural Cycles of Grazing Ungulates

Article: Ecology of a Grazing Ecosystem: The Serengeti Authors: McNaughton, S.J. Journal: Ecological Monographs, 55(3) 1985, pp. 259-294 In previous posts, we have analyzed research dealing with spatial heterogeneity on the landscape.  Sometimes spatial heterogeneity is a desirable management objective, … Continue reading