Grasslands under threat from encroaching trees

September 26, 2014 9:56 PM

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Grasslands under threat from encroaching trees

"It's clear from this research that if you don't burn at all, these grassland streams basically are going to switch to forests and will not be grassland streams anymore," said Walter Dodds.

"This is an important issue regionally, because as trees expand into these grassland areas, people who are using grassland for cattle production have less grass for animals, too," said Walter Dodds, the study's lead author and a distinguished professor of biology at Kansas State University.

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