|De Soyza, Amrita|
|Van Zee, Justin|
|Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff|
Submitted to: British Ecological Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/1995
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.