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- Billesbach, Dave P., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2015 v.213 pp. 209
- Panicum virgatum; atmospheric precipitation; carbon; carbon sinks; cropland; crops; degradation; drought; drying; ecosystems; eddy covariance; evaporation; evapotranspiration; fields; grasses; grazing intensity; growing season; harvesting; heat; indigenous species; land cover; nutrient uptake; pastures; prairies; prediction; primary productivity; soil water; spring; summer; temperature; water balance; winter wheat; Great Plains region; United States
- ... The Southern Great Plains are characterized by a fine-scale mixture of different land-cover types, predominantly winter-wheat and grazed pasture, with relatively small areas of other crops, native prairie, and switchgrass. Recent droughts and predictions of increased drought in the Southern Great Plains, especially during the summer months, raise concern for these ecosystems. We measured ecosystem ...