Forecasting climate change impacts to plant community composition in the Sonoran Desert region

@article{Munson2012ForecastingCC,
  title={Forecasting climate change impacts to plant community composition in the Sonoran Desert region},
  author={S. Munson and R. Webb and J. Belnap and J. A. Hubbard and D. Swann and S. Rutman},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={1083-1095}
}
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 vegetation monitoring results from 39 large plots across four protected sites in the Sonoran Desert region to determine how plant species have responded to past climate variability. This cross-site analysis identified the plant species and functional types susceptible to climate change, the magnitude of their… Expand
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