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Effects of bison grazing, fire, and topography on floristic diversity in tallgrass prairie

Author(s): D. C. Hartnett, K. R. Hickman and L. E. F. Walter

Month: Sep
Year: 1996

Journal: Journal of Range Management
Volume: 49
Issue: 5
Pages: 413-420

Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Prairie

Species Referenced: Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem), Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem),

Abstract

Evaluates the effects of bison grazing on plant communities of the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area in northeast Kansas. Bison grazing increased plant diversity and spatial heterogeneity. However, bison grazing decreased the cover and frequency of dominant warm-season grasses (such as Andropogon gerardii, Panicum virgatum, Schizachyrium scoparium, and Sorghastrum nutans) and some forb species.

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D. C. Hartnett, K. R. Hickman and L. E. F. Walter. "Effects of bison grazing, fire, and topography on floristic diversity in tallgrass prairie." Journal of Range Management 49.5 (1996): 413-420.

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