Much attention has been devoted in recent years to the role played by large herbivores in shaping and maintaining vegetational systems. It is perhaps self-evident that in any system where grazing animals, whether large or small, occur in any density they are bound to exercise a significant influence upon that system: altering vegetational structure, diversity and productivity.


Grazing Pressure Large Herbivore Fallow Deer Heavy Grazing Herbivore Pressure 
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© Roderick J. Putman 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Putman
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of SouthamptonUK

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