These articles shed light on some of the basic insights of holistic management, planned grazing, and permaculture, as to the physiology of desert grasslands:
- Plants need animals as much as animals need plants.
- Many, many kinds of animals, from large to small, are necessary for healthy habitat.
- Restoration of animal biodiversity across the size scale generally helps to restore habitat; conversely, animal loss at any size level usually harms habitat.
- Domestic animals grazed conventionally often contribute to the habitat harm started by wild animal loss.
The article appearing above describes in non-technical terms the the scientific paper appearing below.