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Litter decomposition in grasslands of Central North America (US Great Plains).
One of the major concerns about global warming is the potential for an increase in decomposition and soil respiration rates, increasing CO 2 emissions and creating a positive feedback between globalExpand
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Soil carbon flux following pulse precipitation events in the shortgrass steppe
Pulses of water availability characterize semiarid and arid ecosystems. Most precipitation events in these ecosystems are small (≤10 mm), but can stimulate carbon flux. The large proportion of carbonExpand
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Responses of wind erosion to climate-induced vegetation changes on the Colorado Plateau
Projected increases in aridity throughout the southwestern United States due to anthropogenic climate change will likely cause reductions in perennial vegetation cover, which leaves soil surfacesExpand
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Forecasting climate change impacts to plant community composition in the Sonoran Desert region
Hotter and drier conditions projected for the southwestern United States can have a large impact on the abundance and composition of long-lived desert plant species. We used long-term vegetationExpand
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Climate drives shifts in grass reproductive phenology across the western USA.
The capacity of grass species to alter their reproductive timing across space and through time can indicate their ability to cope with environmental variability and help predict their futureExpand
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Aeolian and fluvial processes in dryland regions: the need for integrated studies
Aeolian and fluvial processes play a fundamental role in dryland regions of the world and have important environmental and ecological consequences from local to global scales. Although both processesExpand
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Long-term shifts in the phenology of rare and endemic Rocky Mountain plants.
UNLABELLED • PREMISE OF THE STUDY Mountainous regions support high plant productivity, diversity, and endemism, yet are highly vulnerable to climate change. Historical records and model predictionsExpand
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Soil carbon and nitrogen recovery on semiarid Conservation Reserve Program lands
Abstract Cropping practices in the Great Plains of the U.S. have led to large losses in soil organic carbon (SOC) and nitrogen (N). Land converted to perennial vegetation through the ConservationExpand
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Climate change reduces extent of temperate drylands and intensifies drought in deep soils
Drylands cover 40% of the global terrestrial surface and provide important ecosystem services. While drylands as a whole are expected to increase in extent and aridity in coming decades, temperatureExpand
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Desert grassland responses to climate and soil moisture suggest divergent vulnerabilities across the southwestern United States.
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 linkedExpand
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