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- Cleaveland, Malcolm K., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Climate dynamics 2011 v.36 no.7-8 pp. 1505-1521
- El Nino; Libocedrus chilensis; biodiversity; climate change; correlation; drought; ecosystems; growth rings; human population; latitude; risk; seeds; spring; stream flow; summer; water resources; Andes region; Antarctic region; South America
- ... The Andes Cordillera acts as regional “Water Towers” for several countries and encompasses a wide range of ecosystems and climates. Several hydroclimatic changes have been described for portions of the Andes during recent years, including glacier retreat, negative precipitation trends, an elevation rise in the 0° isotherm, and changes in regional streamflow regimes. The Temperate-Mediterranean tra ...
- Cleaveland, Malcolm K., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Climatic change 2006 v.74 no.4 pp. 493-504
- autumn; corn; crop prices; crop yield; crops; food availability; frost; growing season; growth rings; highlands; rain; staple foods; Mexico
- ... Maize was domesticated more than 6,000 years ago in central Mexico, and remains a vital staple food and cultural symbol in Mesoamerica. Maize yield in the central highlands is strongly dependant on adequate rainfall early in the growing season (April-June) because late maturation of the crop may result in damage from autumn frost. Climate-induced crop failures with profound socioeconomic impacts h ...