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- Yan, Yuchun; Xu, Dawei; Xu, Xingliang; Wang, Deli; Wang, Xu; Cai, Yurong; Chen, Jinqiang; Xin, Xiaoping; Eldridge, David J
- Plant and soil 2019 v.442 no.1-2 pp. 311-321
- arid lands, etc ; Caragana microphylla; Kengia squarrosa; Salsola; anthropogenic activities; biomass production; dry environmental conditions; grasses; grasslands; islands; prediction; sediments; shrubs; structural equation modeling; weeds; wind speed; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The development of fertile patches within an infertile matrix is a common phenomenon in drylands. Shrub-centered expansion of fertile islands is generally attributed to processes of sediment erosion and deposition, but there have been fewer studies of how litter might contribute to the development of fertile islands in semiarid shrub grassland. METHODS: We quantified the captu ...