Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Research article
24 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 24 Mar 2023

Environmental drivers of spatio-temporal dynamics in floodplain vegetation: grasslands as habitat for megafauna in Bardia National Park (Nepal)

Jitse Bijlmakers, Jasper Griffioen, and Derek Karssenberg


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-129', Romullo Louzada, 16 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jitse Bijlmakers, 16 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-129', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jitse Bijlmakers, 25 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Nov 2022) by Steven Bouillon
AR by Jitse Bijlmakers on behalf of the Authors (16 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Jan 2023) by Steven Bouillon
AR by Jitse Bijlmakers on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
At the foot of the Himalayas in Nepal, land cover time series and data of environmental drivers show changes in disturbance-dependent grasslands that serve as habitat for endangered megafauna. The changes in surface area and heterogeneity of the grassland patches are attributed to a relocation of the dominant river channel of the Karnali River and associated decline of hydromorphological disturbances and a decrease in anthropogenic disturbances after its establishment as conservation area.
Final-revised paper