The Israel-Egypt border region composed of longitudinal sand dunes is a very unique arid environmental ecosystem in the world: the Israeli side with much more ve... Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Heavy grazing can cause a long-term reduction in the capacity of vegetation to respond to rain particularly after drought. One potential cause is a lack of soil seed reserves. We found that the size and composition of the germinable seed bank in arid calcareous grazing lands were changed where there had been several decades of heavy grazing, including a period of drought, but not when grazing was...

publication date

  • January 1, 2005