|DE Soyza, Amrita - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV|
|Van Zee, Justin - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV|
|Whitford, Walter - US-EPA|
Submitted to: British Ecological Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 1995
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: At three locations in the Chihuahuan desert domestic livestock-induced disturbance gradients extend outward from watering points. Soil is more compacted but less stable near the watering points. Plant species-richness changes little along the gradient, but species diversity and plant biomass does increase dramatically with distance from the watering point.