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- Svejcar, Lauren N.; Bestelmeyer, Brandon T.; Duniway, Michael C.; James, Darren K.
- Ecosystems 2015 v.18 no.1 pp. 146-153
- Bouteloua eriopoda, etc ; arid lands; deserts; ecosystems; grasses; grasslands; models; plant reproduction; vegetation structure; Chihuahuan Desert; Show all 10 Subjects
- ... 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 ...