A multifaceted view on the impacts of shrub encroachment

Fernando T. Maestre*, David J. Eldridge, Santiago Soliveres

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Abstract

Shrub encroachment, a global phenomenon with management implications, is examined in two papers in the current issue of Applied Vegetation Science. Barbosa da Silva et al. show that encroachment simplifies the herbaceous community, and Pittarello et al. illustrate how pastoral practices can restore encroached grasslands. While detrimental effects of shrub encroachment on grassland vegetation are often reported, we argue for a more holistic view when assessing this land-cover change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-370
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Vegetation Science
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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© 2016 International Association for Vegetation Science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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