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Copyright © 2002 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance.

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Gutman, M. and N. G. Seligman. 2002. Our paper on "Biomass partitioning following defoliation of annual and perennial Mediterranean grasses". Conservation Ecology 6(1): r5. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol6/iss1/resp5/


Response

Our Paper on "Biomass Partitioning Following Defoliation of Annual and Perennial Mediterranean Grasses"

Mario Gutman and Noam G. Seligman


Agricultural Research Organization

Published: March 25, 2002


In response to the critique by Jones (2002) of our paper (Gutman et al. 2001), we would like to comment that we are well aware of the differences between grazing and clipping, and that we also conduct experiments under real-world grazing conditions. We resort to clipping only to answer specific questions that require fully controlled and replicated experiments—as in the present case. In the paper, for comparison, we supplemented the clipping data with results obtained under actual grazing conditions. Clearly, this experiment is not the only basis for policy decisions, and if others will cite this study to draw incorrect conclusions and establish destructive policies, we can only regret their misunderstanding of the limitations—and value!—of experimental results.


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LITERATURE CITED

Gutman, M., I. Noy-Meir, D. Pluda, N. A. Seligman, S. Rothman, and M. Sternberg. 2001. Biomass partitioning following defoliation of annual and perennial Mediterranean grasses. Conservation Ecology 5(2): 1. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/Journal/vol5/iss2/art1

Jones, G. 2002. Questionable methods. Response to Gutman et al. (2001). "Biomass partitioning following defoliation of annual and perennial Mediterranean grasses."Conservation Ecology 6(1): ZZ. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/Journal/vol6/iss1/artz


Address of Correspondent:
Mario Gutman
Agricultural Research Organization
Department of Natural Resources
Volcani Center P.O. Box 6
Bet Dagan 50250 Israel
Phone: +972-6-6953511
mgutman@shani.net



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