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Individual study: Cattle affect early post-fire regeneration in a Nothofagus dombeyi–Austrocedrus chilensis mixed forest in northern Patagonia, Argentina

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Blackhall M., Raffaele E. & Veblen T.T. (2008) Cattle affect early post-fire regeneration in a Nothofagus dombeyi–Austrocedrus chilensis mixed forest in northern Patagonia, Argentina. Biological conservation, 141, 2251-2261


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Use wire fences within grazing areas to exclude livestock from specific forest sections Forest Conservation

A replicated, controlled study in 2002-2006 in temperate mixed forest in Argentina (Blackhall, Raffaele & Veblen 2008) found no effect of excluding cattle grazing after wildfire on plant species richness and cover. The total cover of plants was 124% in grazed and 126% in the exclusion plots. Average plant species richness was 32 species/2 m2 in grazed and 27 species/2 m2 in fenced plots. Four plots were fenced to exclude cattle and other large herbivores and four unfenced 25 ×25 m plots were installed in March 2002 in an area that was burned by wildfire in 1999. Monitoring was in 2006 in twenty 2 m2 subplots in each plot.