Shrublands to Grasslands Transitions: grass recovery following shrub enchroachment

The recent increase in native perennial grasses in some desertified shrublands suggests that climate variability may initiate state change reversals (Peters et al. 2012), and long-term data show that the key recovery processes differ by grass species (Peters et al. 2013). The infrequent nature of exogenous phenomena, such as El Niño, requires long-term manipulative experiments (Gherardi and Sala 2015).

Presentations:

Grass recovery following shrub encroachment - Debra Peters

Research Synopses:

Field Talks

Cross-scale interactions and recovery of grasses following shrub encroachment - Debra Peters, Jeffrey Herrick, Greg Okin, Mike Duniway, Enrique Vivoni, Osvaldo Sala, Kris Havstad, Curtis Monger, Jin Yao, John Anderson

Connectivity modifiers (ConMods): pilot study for the cross-scale experiment - Greg Okin, Debra Peters, Jeffrey Herrick

Posters

Climate change and potential reversal of regime shifts in desert ecosystems: importance of plant-soil feedbacks - Debra Peters, Jin Yao, Osvaldo Sala