Intraspecific trait variation and species turnover mediate grazing impacts on above- and below-ground functional trait composition of plant communities

Chaonan Wang, Xiang Li, Jiacheng Qin, Yang Wang, Xiaoming Lu, Peizhi Yang & Yongfei Bai
Although grazing has significant impacts on plant functional traits and community composition in grasslands, few studies have simultaneously explored how plant above- and below-ground traits and community functional composition respond to grazing. Using a grazing manipulation experiment with seven levels of grazing intensity (0, 1.5, 3.0, 4.5, 6.0, 7.5, and 9 sheep ha-1) in the Inner Mongolia grassland, we partitioned the roles of intraspecific trait variation (ITV) and species turnover underlying the grazing induced changes...
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