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dc.contributor.authorRosenstock, S. S.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T18:09:53Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T18:09:53Z
dc.date.issued1996-05-01
dc.identifier.citationRosenstock, S. S. (1996). Shrub-grassland small mammal and vegetation responses to rest from grazing. Journal of Range Management, 49(3), 199-203.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002878
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644326
dc.description.abstractBetween 1989-1991, I studied the effects of livestock grazing on vegetation and small mammals in semiarid shrub-grassland habitats of south-central Utah. Responses were measured at 2 spatial habitat scales; patches and macrohabitats. Patch-scale data were obtained from 4 small (<1 ha) livestock exclosures and nearby grazed areas. Macrohabitat-scale data were collected at 4 actively grazed sites and 4 comparable, excellent condition sites, ungrazed for 30+ years. Ungrazed patch and macrohabitat sites had more surface litter, greater perennial grass cover, and taller perennial grass plants, but treatment response varied among sites. Small mammal responses were apparent only at the macro-habitat scale, where ungrazed sites had 50 % greater species richness and 80% higher abundance. Small mammal reproductive activity and biomass were not affected by rest from grazing at either scale. Small mammal community composition varied greatly among sites and within treatments. This variability has important implications for ecological monitoring efforts involving these species.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectmicrohabitats
dc.subjectarid grasslands
dc.subjecthabitats
dc.subjectsmall mammals
dc.subjectspecies diversity
dc.subjectplant communities
dc.subjectshrubs
dc.subjectUtah
dc.subjectcanopy
dc.subjectgrazing
dc.subjectgrasses
dc.titleShrub-grassland small mammal and vegetation responses to rest from grazing
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume49
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage199-203
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T18:09:53Z


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