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- Clifford, Michael J.; Cobb, Neil S.; Buenemann, Michaela
- Ecosystems 2011 v.14 no.6 pp. 949-962
- Southwestern United States, etc ; aerial photography; canopy; climate change; drought; grazing; land use; pinyon-juniper; tree mortality; trees; woodlands; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... Woody vegetation has expanded in coverage over the past century in many places globally, exemplified by pinyon-juniper changes in the Southwestern United States. Extreme drought is one of the few non-management drivers besides fire that might reverse such cover changes, but this has not been well documented. Here, we assess 68 years of tree cover dynamics across an elevation gradient of a pinyon-j ...