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- Lubetkin, Kaitlin C.; Westerling, Anthony LeRoy; Kueppers, Lara M.
- Ecological applications 2017 v.27 no.6 pp. 1876-1887
- land management, etc ; Pinus contorta var. latifolia; altitude; biodiversity; climate models; climatic factors; conifers; drying; ecosystem services; forests; germination; landscapes; meadows; mountains; plant establishment; snowmelt; snowpack; soil; species recruitment; streams; summer; surveys; temperature; trees; woody plants; California; Show all 26 Subjects
- ... Mountain meadows have high biodiversity and help regulate stream water release following the snowmelt pulse. However, many meadows are experiencing woody plant encroachment, threatening these ecosystem services. While there have been field surveys of individual meadows and remote sensing‐based landscape‐scale studies of encroachment, what is missing is a broad‐scale, ground‐based study to understa ...