Rachel Lawrence

Rachel Lawrence
University of New England (Australia) | UNE · Department of Environmental Science and Ecology

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1.Grazing can have considerable ecological impacts when managed inappropriately, however livestock production is a significant contributor to global food security and the removal of land from production is not always a viable option. Grazing management practices that incorporate periods of planned rest (i.e. strategic‐rest grazing) may be an altern...
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Livestock grazing can lead to reduced ground cover and altered composition of pastures through the loss of palatable forage species and reduced litter cover. This negatively impacts landscape function and ultimately livestock production. Grazing livestock for short periods with high animal density, followed by long rests to allow pasture recovery (...
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Using an experimental eucalypt forest of known pedigree and laboratory feeding trials, we examined the relative importance of plant ontogeny (heteroblasty), genetic variation among host trees, canopy height, and leaf age as potential drivers that could affect the distribution and feeding preference of a common insect herbivore, Chrysophtharta agric...

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