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- Williamson, Jeb C.; Bestelmeyer, Brandon T.; Peters, Debra P.C.
- Ecosystems 2012 v.15 pp. 34
- arid zones; atmospheric precipitation; canopy; deserts; ecoregions; ecosystems; global change; grasslands; image analysis; information sources; landscapes; plant-water relations; primary productivity; remote sensing; satellites; shrublands; shrubs; vegetation cover; Chihuahuan Desert
- ... Methods to detect and quantify shifts in the state of ecosystems are increasingly important as global change drivers push more systems towards thresholds of change. Temporal relationships between precipitation and aboveground net primary production (ANPP) have been studied extensively in arid and semiarid ecosystems, but rarely has spatial variation in these relationships been investigated at a la ...