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Webinar: Grassland Vulnerability to Climate Change in Southwest Deserts

Product of project: The Impact of Ecosystem Water Balance on Desert Vegetation: Quantification of Historical Patterns and Projection under Climate Change

Dates

Creation
2017-09-06 19:19:29
Last Update
2017-09-06 19:24:51
Date Transmitted
2016-03-29
End Date
2016-03-29 05:00:00

Citation

LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Cooperator/Partner), John B Bradford(Principal Investigator), 2017-09-06(creation), 2017-09-06(lastUpdate), 2016-03-29(Transmitted), Webinar: Grassland Vulnerability to Climate Change in Southwest Deserts, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/59b04a41e4b020cdf7d6e2f4, https://youtu.be/BtY8gDWqDws

Summary

Climate change predictions include warming and drying trends, which are expected to be particularly pronounced in the southwestern United States. In this region, grassland dynamics are tightly linked to available moisture, yet it has proven difficult to resolve what aspects of climate drive vegetation change.Here, we combine climate and soil properties with a mechanistic soil water model to explain temporal fluctuations in perennial grass cover, quantify where and the degree to which incorporating soil water dynamics enhances our ability to understand temporal patterns, and explore the potential consequences of climate change by assessing future trajectories of important climate and soil water variables.Our analyses focused on long-term [...]

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