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- Peters, Debra P. C., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Ecology 2013 v.94 no.2 pp. 435
- aboveground biomass; deserts; ecosystems; grasslands; nitrogen; nutrient availability; plant available water; plant growth; primary productivity; rain; rainfall simulation; tillers
- ... In arid ecosystems, current‐year precipitation often explains only a small proportion of annual aboveground net primary production (ANPP). We hypothesized that lags in the response of ecosystems to changes in water availability explain this low explanatory power, and that lags result from legacies from transitions from dry to wet years or the reverse. We explored five hypotheses regarding the magn ...