Drought reshuffles plant phenology and reduces the foraging benefit of green‐wave surfing for a migratory ungulate

  title={Drought reshuffles plant phenology and reduces the foraging benefit of green‐wave surfing for a migratory ungulate},
  author={Ellen O. Aikens and Kevin L. Monteith and Jerod A. Merkle and Samantha P. H. Dwinnell and Gary L. Fralick and Matthew J. Kauffman},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  pages={4215 - 4225}
To increase resource gain, many herbivores pace their migration with the flush of nutritious plant green‐up that progresses across the landscape (termed “green‐wave surfing”). Despite concerns about the effects of climate change on migratory species and the critical role of plant phenology in mediating the ability of ungulates to surf, little is known about how drought shapes the green wave and influences the foraging benefits of migration. With a 19 year dataset on drought and plant phenology… 
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