AffiliationUniv Arizona, Sch Nat Resources & Environm
KeywordsCrassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM)
Long-term ground measurement
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CitationHuang C, Archer SR, McClaran MP, Marsh SE. 2018. Shrub encroachment into grasslands: end of an era? PeerJ 6:e5474 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5474
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AbstractShifts in the abundance of grasses and woody plants in drylands have occurred several times during the Holocene. However, our understanding of the rates and dynamics of this state-change in recent decades is limited to scattered studies conducted at disparate spatial and temporal scales; the potential misperceptions of shrub cover change could be remedied using cross spatiotemporal scale analyses that link field observations, repeat ground-level photography and remote sensing perspectives. The study was conducted across a semi-arid landscape in southern Arizona. Local data from long-term transects revealed three distinct chronological phases of shrub cover change: expansion (1961-1991, 0.7% y
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SponsorsMinistry of Science and Technology Taiwan [103-2119-M-002-016]; National Taiwan University [NTU-107L9010]; Research Center for Future Earth (the Featured Areas Research Center Program, Ministry of Education Taiwan Higher Education Sprout Project); National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA-LCLUC NAG5-11238]; National Science Foundation [NSF DEB-9981723]; Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station; USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station; University of Arizona