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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: RESPONSES OF PLANT ASSEMBLAGES TO DISTURBANCE GRADIENTS IN THE NORTHERN CHIHUAHUAN DESERT)

Author
item De Soyza, Amrita
item Van Zee, Justin
item Whitford, Walter
item Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff

Submitted to: British Ecological Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/1995
Publication Date: N/A
Citation:

Interpretive Summary:

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.

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