Functional response of U.S. grasslands to the early 21st-century drought.

  title={Functional response of U.S. grasslands to the early 21st-century drought.},
  author={Mary Susan Moran and Guillermo E. Ponce-Campos and Alfredo Huete and Mitchel P. McClaran and Yongguang Zhang and Erik P. Hamerlynck and David J. Augustine and Stacey A. Gunter and Stanley G. Kitchen and Debra P. C. Peters and Patrick J. Starks and Mariano Hernandez},
  volume={95 8},
Grasslands across the United States play a key role in regional livelihood and national food security. Yet, it is still unclear how this important resource will respond to the prolonged warm droughts and more intense rainfall events predicted with climate change. The early 21st-century drought in the southwestern United States resulted in hydroclimatic conditions that are similar to those expected with future climate change. We investigated the impact of the early 21st-century drought on… CONTINUE READING
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