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Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands.
(Ecological Society of America; https://www.esa.org/esa/, 2014-04-01)
Herbivory and fire shape plant community structure in grass‐dominated ecosystems, but these disturbance regimes are being altered around the world. To assess the consequences of such alterations, we excluded large herbivores ...
Fire frequency drives habitat selection by a diverse herbivore guild impacting top–down control of plant communities in an African savanna
(Nordic Society Oikos, www.nordicsocietyoikos.org/, 2016)
In areas with diverse herbivore communities such as African savannas, the frequency of disturbance by fire may alter the top–down role of different herbivore species on plant community dynamics. In a seven year experiment ...
Herbivore size matters for productivity-richness relationships in African savannas
(British Ecological Society, https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/, 2017-05)
Productivity and herbivory often interact to shape plant community composition and species richness with levels of production mediating the impact of herbivory. However, differences in herbivore traits such as size, feeding ...