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- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Ecohydrology 2012 v.5 pp. 520
- arid zones; botanical composition; climate change; ecological invasion; environmental factors; fires; freezing; grasses; grasslands; overgrazing; shrublands; shrubs; soil; space and time; vegetation cover; woody plants
- ... Many arid grasslands around the world are affected by woody plant encroachment and the replacement of a relatively continuous grass cover with shrub patches bordered by bare soil. This shift in plant community composition is often abrupt in space and time, suggesting that it is likely sustained by positive feedbacks between vegetation and environmental conditions (e.g., resource availability) or d ...