Vegetation dynamics of grazing succession in the Stipa baicalensis steppe in Northeastern China
The influence of sheep grazing of moderate grazing (MG), heavy grazing (HG), inordinate grazing (IG), over grazing (OG), and extinct grazing (EG) on vegetation succession was studied in the Stipa baicalensis steppe during 1984–1986.
The relationships between the relative sum of dominance ratio (RSDR) and the degree of succession (DS) at all stages of grazing succession in the Stipa baicalensis steppe were revealed in terms of the method of mathematical analysis under five grazing intensities mentioned above.
The dynamic models of grazing succession that are based on accurate grazing intensities in relation to succession courses were constructed using RSDR5, and DS. The models may explain the rules of grazing succession in the Stipa baicalensis steppe.
KeywordsVegetation dynamics Grazing succession Dynamic models Stipa steppe
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