Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1973) 20: 58- 64

Changes in the structure of a riparian community as the result of grazing.

Research Article
A. T. Dobson 1,2
  1. University of Hull
  2. Present address: Botany Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

This describes changes due to grazing that occurred in the vegetation and topography of a previously ungrazed, riparian site. Grazing made the site more susceptible to erosion by eliminating the main pioneer species, Phalaris arundinacea, a rhizomatous reedgrass