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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 exclusion No. of articles
Not a study of forests, woodlands or other terrestrial habitats with a tree layer 8
Not a study made in boreal or temperate vegetation zones 9
Not a field study 2
Not a study of manipulation of herbivory 15
Not a study of ungulate herbivory 1
No useful comparator data 3
No outcomes relevant to this review 4
Redundant (relevant outcomes also reported elsewhere) 1
Full text not found 1
  1. Two of the 42 excluded articles appear more than once in the table, since they were excluded for more than one reason