Effects of a multi-year drought on a drought-adapted shrub, Artemisia tridentata

@article{Karban2017EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a multi-year drought on a drought-adapted shrub, Artemisia tridentata},
  author={Richard Karban and Enrico Pezzola},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={218},
  pages={547-554}
}
Models of climate change predict more variable precipitation for much of western North America, including more severe multi-year droughts. Droughts are known to increase mortality to trees although less is known about effects on shrubs from arid environments and about effects on reproduction. In this study, we followed a cohort of young sagebrush plants from 2010 to 2016, a period that included a severe drought from 2012 to 2015. Plants experienced little mortality preceding and during the… CONTINUE READING

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