- Elevated CO2 increases productivity and invasive species success in an arid ecosystemS D Smith
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 89154 4004, USA
Nature 408:79-82. 2000..This shift in species composition in favour of exotic annual grasses, driven by global change, has the potential to accelerate the fire cycle, reduce biodiversity and alter ecosystem function in the deserts of western North America...
- Enhanced monsoon precipitation and nitrogen deposition affect leaf traits and photosynthesis differently in spring and summer in the desert shrub Larrea tridentataD H Barker
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154 4004, USA
New Phytol 169:799-808. 2006..In the short term, the +H2O and +H2O +N treatments were associated with increasing A(area) in summer, but also with low leaf N(area) and lower A(area) in the long term the following spring...