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- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecosystems 2015 v.18 no.1 pp. 146-153
- Bouteloua eriopoda; arid lands; deserts; ecosystems; grasses; grasslands; models; plant reproduction; vegetation structure; Chihuahuan Desert
- ... Theoretical models suggest that scale-dependent feedbacks between plant reproductive success and plant patch size govern transitions from highly to sparsely vegetated states in drylands, yet there is scant empirical evidence for these mechanisms. Scale-dependent feedback models suggest that an optimal patch size exists for growth and reproduction of plants and that a threshold patch organization e ...