Investigating the impact of bison grazing on native tallgrass prairie plant communities in northeastern South Dakota

Sophie Wong
Tallgrass prairies in the central United States have been fragmented and degraded due to conversion to managed rangeland and cropland. Bison, as historical grazers of tallgrass prairie, may serve as a means to restore native plant communities. This study sought to demonstrate the viability of bison grazing as a restoration method for tallgrass prairies through the investigation of plant community diversity and species abundance changes, as well as changes to soil C and N, under...
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