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Table 1 Reasons for exclusions at full-text screening of articles from the search update

From: Manipulating ungulate herbivory in temperate and boreal forests: effects on vegetation and invertebrates. A systematic review

Reason for exclusionNo. of articles
Not a study of forests, woodlands or other terrestrial habitats with a tree layer8
Not a study made in boreal or temperate vegetation zones9
Not a field study2
Not a study of manipulation of herbivory15
Not a study of ungulate herbivory1
No useful comparator data3
No outcomes relevant to this review4
Redundant (relevant outcomes also reported elsewhere)1
Full text not found1
  1. Two of the 42 excluded articles appear more than once in the table, since they were excluded for more than one reason