Data from: Environmental controls override grazing effects on plant functional traits in Tibetan rangelands

Yun Jäschke, Karsten Wesche & Gwendolyn Heberling
Plant functional traits are key to predict community responses to abiotic and biotic disturbances. Grazing is the dominant land use form in drylands and alpine environments, especially in Central Asian rangelands. Here, we address grazing effects and their relative importance against environmental controls on plant traits. We sampled 14 plant traits, which are potentially sensitive to grazing, from 127 taxa distributed across three grassland types in Tibetan pastures exposed to increasing levels of precipitation: steppe,...

Registration Year

  • 2019

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  • Dataset


  • Senckenberg Museum
  • Bremerhaven Economic Development (Germany)