Grazing-induced biodiversity loss impairs grassland ecosystem stability at multiple scales

Maowei Liang, Cunzhu Liang, Yann Hautier, Kevin Wilcox & Shaopeng Wang
Livestock grazing is a major driver shaping grassland biodiversity, functioning, and stability. Whether grazing impacts on grassland ecosystems are scale-dependent remains unclear. Here, we conducted a sheep-grazing experiment in a temperate grassland to test grazing effects on the temporal stability of productivity across scales. We found that grazing increased species stability, but substantially decreased local community stability due to reduced asynchronous dynamics among species within communities. The negative effect of grazing on local community stability...
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