Ungulate species may have differential effects on plant community development after fire.

This photo documents the loss of hundreds of acres of forested land because of excessive ungulate herbivory after a timber harvest.

An interesting idea: Ungulate species may have differential effects on plant community development after fire. Aaron Rhodes, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University Fire and herbivore disturbance drive successional cycles and ecosystem function.  While the effects of both fire and herbivory have been well studied, no disturbance acts in … Continue reading