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- Munson, Seth M.; Muldavin, Esteban H.; Belnap, Jayne; Peters, Debra P.C.; Anderson, John P.; Reiser, M. Hildegard; Gallo, Kirsten; Melgoza-Castillo, Alicia; Herrick, Jeffrey E.; Christiansen, Tim A.
- Ecology 2013 v.94 no.9 pp. 2030
- perennials, etc ; Bouteloua eriopoda; air temperature; atmospheric precipitation; climate change; climatic factors; drought; drought tolerance; ecosystems; grasses; grasslands; plant communities; plant response; shrubs; species diversity; summer; vegetation cover; winter; woody plants; Chihuahuan Desert; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... We paired results from climate and vegetation monitoring at multiple sites across the Chihuahuan Desert over the last century to determine which plant species and functional types may be the most sensitive to climate change. We found that the dominant perennial grass, Bouteloua eriopoda, and species richness had non-linear responses to summer precipitation, decreasing more in dry summers than incr ...