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Data consists of mesquite phenology components.
*Four habitat types were sampled: 1)playa, within a dense stand of large (3-5m tall) mesquite growing along the edge of a large playa; 2) arroyo, with widely spaced mesquite trees (3-5m tall) along the margin of temporary water courses; 3) dunes, which are dominated by low-growing coppice mesquite; the dunes vary in height from 1.5 to 4 m above the interdune soil, which forms a layer 10-20 cm thick over an indurated CaCO3 (caliche) layer through which roots of mesquite penetrate; and 4) grassland, at the base of a watershed with widely scattered mesquite, 2-3 m tall, many of the plants being multiple-stemmed.
*The dune site is located on the USDA Jornada Experimental Range while the other three sites are located on the New Mexico State University College Ranch.
Five Times (May, June, July, August, September, October)