Typical of other arid and semiarid ecosystems, ANPP and biodiversity at the JRN are (a) temporally variable within each location, and (b) spatially variable across the landscape (mean + SE over time within a period. G=upland grasslands; P=playa grasslands; C=creosotebush shrublands; M=mesquite shrublands; T=tarbush shrublands. Dry=dry period 2000-2003; no trend=1990-1999, 2009-2012); wet=wet period 2004-2008. In panel (b) different letters indicate significantly different means.
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