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Plant response to disturbance in a Mediterranean grassland: How many functional groups?

Lavoral, Sandra; McIntyre, Sue; Grigulis, K

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Data referring to changes in vegetation composition resulting from cattle exclosure and ploughing in a Portuguese pasture dominated by annuals were used to test hypotheses regarding the biology of species favoured or eliminated by disturbance in semi-natural herbaceous communities. These hypotheses were tested in two ways. First we compared the distribution of six a priori groups - grasses, small rosettes, large rosettes, small species with leafy stems, large species with leafy stems, legumes -...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/91572
Source: Journal of Vegetation Science

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