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- Havstad, K., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Natural Resources and Environmental Issues 2011 v.17 pp. 1
- grasses; land management; landscapes; public lands; sand; shrubs; spatial data; vegetation; Chihuahuan Desert; New Mexico
- ... Long-term vegetation dynamics in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico have been intensively studied for over a century, and interpretations of the broad scale drivers of these dynamics are numerous. We now understand that interpretation of spatially heterogeneous change requires a more nuanced, contextualized, and detailed understanding of edaphic features and landscape characteristics. Re ...
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- Journal of arid environments 2005 v.60 no.3 pp. 423
- deserts; arid zones; grasslands; Bouteloua eriopoda; C4 plants; carbon dioxide; gas exchange; evapotranspiration; precipitation; temporal variation; New Mexico
- ... We measured CO₂ and evapotranspiration (ET) fluxes above a Chihuahuan desert grassland from 1996 through 2001. Averaged across six years, this ecosystem was a source (positive flux) of CO₂ in every month. Over that period, sustained periods of carbon uptake (negative flux) were rare. Averaged across all months, we estimated that CO₂ was being released into the atmosphere at a rate of +1.5 g CO₂ m⁻ ...
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- Remote sensing of environment 2000 v.74 no.1 pp. 26
- grasslands; vegetation structure; spatial data; remote sensing; lidar; shrublands; shrubs; rangelands; multispectral imagery; Prosopis; dunes; deserts; New Mexico
- ... Since the 1880s rangeland vegetation in southern New Mexico has changed dramatically over widespread areas, typically with shrublands displacing native grasslands. Coincident with these changes in vegetation dominance are increases in soil erosion, stream channel cutting, and shrub coppice dune formation on sandy soils. Where marked transitions in vegetation type from grassland to honey mesquite s ...