No need for grazing exclusion – Sheep grazing supports grassland recovery even from the early successional stages

Rocco Labadessa, Balázs Deák & Orsolya Valkó
Availability and dispersal of target plant propagules and applied management techniques can considerably affect the success of grassland restoration. In our study we explored the effect of sheep grazing on plant species composition of an early staged recovering grassland, which developed on newly created soil surfaces. We recorded the presence and cover of vascular plant species in 17 grazed and 6 ungrazed plots during three consecutive years after the restoration of a landfill in southern...
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