Biogeosciences Relative effects of precipitation variability and warming on tallgrass prairie ecosystem function

  title={Biogeosciences Relative effects of precipitation variability and warming on tallgrass prairie ecosystem function},
  author={Philip A Fay and John M. Blair and Melinda D Smith and Jesse B Nippert and Jonathan D. Carlisle and Alan K. Knapp},
Precipitation and temperature drive many aspects of terrestrial ecosystem function. Climate change scenarios predict increasing precipitation variability and temperature, and long term experiments are required to evaluate the ecosystem consequences of interannual climate variation, increased growing season (intra-annual) rainfall variability, and warming. We present results from an experiment applying increased growing season rainfall variability and year round warming in native tallgrass… CONTINUE READING
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