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Are plant functional types relevant to describe degradation in arid, southern Tunisian steppes?

Jauffret, Sandrine; Lavorel, Sandra


In the Tunisian arid zone disturbances (e.g. overgrazing and agriculture) and stresses (e.g. aridity, low fertility) drive changes in the structure and functioning of rangelands, with a decrease in perennial plant cover, changes in floristic composition and erosion. Long-term monitoring requires (1) an understanding of the dynamics of vegetation change and associated ecological processes and (2) identification of relevant indicators. Using data from the arid zone of southern Tunisia we tested...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Vegetation Science


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