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The response of two arctic tundra plant communities to human trampling disturbance

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2002

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Monz, Christopher A., 2002, The response of two arctic tundra plant communities to human trampling disturbance: Journal of environmental management, v. 64, no. 2, p. 207-217.

Summary

A 4-year study was conducted to evaluate the consequences of human trampling on dryas and tussock tundra plant communities. Treatments of 25, 75, 200 and 500 trampling passes were applied in 0·75 m2vegetation plots at a time of approximately peak seasonal biomass. Immediately after and 1 and 4 years after trampling, plots were evaluated on the basis of plant species cover, percent bare ground, vegetation height, and soil penetration resistance. One year after trampling, soils were collected for nitrogen analysis in highly disturbed and control plots. Immediately after trampling, 500 trampling passes resulted in approximately 50% cover loss in the dryas tundra and 70% cover loss in tussock tundra, but both communities showed a substantial [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jema.2001.0524
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0301-4797

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