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Richter, C.G.F., Snyman, H.A. and Smit, G.N. 2001. The influence of tree density on the grass layer of three semi-arid savanna types of southern Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science, 18(2): 103-109


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The influence of tree density on the grass layer of three semi-arid savanna types of southern Africa.

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The influence of bush density on the grass component of the herbaceous layer was investigated for three savanna veld types (Molopo Thornveld, Mixed Vaalbos Thornveld, and the Eastern Grass and Bushveld) in the Northern Cape and North-West Province of South Africa. Relationships between bush density and the density, species composition and phytomass production of the grass component were determined over a four-year period. Bush encroachment had an adverse influence on the density and production of the grass component, but not on the species composition.

Year: 2001

Type: Journal Article

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