Grazing pressure is the stress on plant populations due to the grazing of animals. Plants may be lost either directly as a result of animals grazing upon them, or indirectly as a result of damage to the vegetation or ecosystem by animals moving through the area. Usually the term refers to introduced pastoral animals such as cattle and sheep, but in some contexts it may mean introduced feral animals, or even native animals.
- Vallentine, J.F. 2001. Grazing Management, 2nd ed. Academic Press. pp. 383-384.
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