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- Peters, Debra P. C., et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Ecosphere 2019 v.10 no.2 pp. e02590
- basins; canopy; clay fraction; deserts; ecosystems; grasslands; perennials; plant available water; plant communities; rain; shrublands; shrubs; soil water retention; topography; trees; woody plants; Chihuahuan Desert; United States
- ... The cover of woody perennial plants (trees and shrubs) in arid ecosystems is at least partially constrained by water availability. However, the extent to which maximum canopy cover is limited by rainfall and the degree to which soil water holding capacity and topography impacts maximum shrub cover are not well understood. Similar to other deserts in the U.S. southwest, plant communities at the Jor ...