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Post-Fire Resource Redistribution in Desert Grasslands: A Possible Negative Feedback on Land Degradation

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Ravi, Sujith, D?Odorico, Paolo, Wang, Lixin, White, Carleton S, Okin, Gregory S, Macko, Stephen A, and Collins, Scott L, Post-Fire Resource Redistribution in Desert Grasslands: A Possible Negative Feedback on Land Degradation: .

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Desert grasslands, which are very sensitive to external drivers like climate change, are areas affected by rapid land degradation processes. In many regions of the world the common form of land degradation involves the rapid encroachment of woody plants into desert grasslands. This process, thought to be irreversible and sustained by biophysical feedbacks of global desertification, results in the heterogeneous distribution of vegetation and soil resources. Most of these shrub-grass transition systems at the desert margins are prone to disturbances such as fires, which affect the interactions between ecological, hydrological, and land surface processes. Here we investigate the effect of prescribed fires on the landscape heterogeneity [...]

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