Hierarchial Analysis of Vegetation Dynamics Over 71 Years

Hierarchial analysis of vegetation dynamics over 71 years: soil-rainfall interactions in a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem

 

Conceptual synthesis of shrub patch-level dynamics and landscape depictions of shrub cover on two sandy soils over 71 years. Shrub patch demographics (italic text labels) demonstrate a high degree of dynamism during periods with no net change in cover (lines), highlighting the need for multi-scale observations.

 

 

Browning et al. 2012. Hierarchical analysis of vegetation dynamics over 71 years: soil–rainfall interactions in a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem. Ecological Applications 22:909-926.