Altered ecohydrologic response drives native shrub loss under conditions of elevated nitrogen deposition.

@article{Wood2006AlteredER,
  title={Altered ecohydrologic response drives native shrub loss under conditions of elevated nitrogen deposition.},
  author={Yvonne A. Wood and Thomas Meixner and Peter J. Shouse and Edith B. Allen},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={76-92}
}
Many regions of southern California's coastal sage scrub (CSS) are rapidly declining as exotic annual plants replace native shrubs. During this conversion, the subsurface hydrology of the semiarid hillslopes that support CSS may be altered. This could chronically suppress the ability of native shrubland to revegetate the landscape since ecosystem processes of nutrient availability and of seedling establishment rely on spatial patterns of available soil water. In this work, soil water and… CONTINUE READING