Temporal coherence of aboveground net primary productivity in mesic grasslands

  title={Temporal coherence of aboveground net primary productivity in mesic grasslands},
  author={Jana L. Heisler and Alan K. Knapp},
Synchrony in ecological variables over wide geographic areas suggests that large-scale environmental factors drive the structure and function of ecosystems and override more local-scale environmental variation. Described also as coherence, this phenomenon has been documented broadly in the ecological literature and has recently received increasing attention as scientists attempt to quantify the impacts of global changes on organisms and their habitats. Using a mesic grassland site in North… CONTINUE READING


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