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Understanding the physiological impacts of climate change on arid lands species is a critical step towards ensuring the resilience and persistence of such species under changing temperature and moisture regimes. Varying degrees of vulnerability among different species will largely determine their future distributions in the face of climate change. Studies have indicated that Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States are likely to become climate change hotspots, experiencing significantly drier and warmer average conditions by the end of the 21st century. However, relatively few studies have examined specifically the physiological effects of climate change on species inhabiting this region. This manuscript...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2014, AZ-01, AZ-02, AZ-03, AZ-04, All tags...
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Fire in the western U.S. poses one of the greatest threats to human and ecological communities alike. In fact, fire management is the largest single expenditure of land management funds on federal lands. Now, climate change is altering wildfire patterns. Climate change in the West is creating warmer and drier conditions, resulting in an increase in the amount of dead vegetation available to fuel fires. This project seeks to assess the vulnerability of forests in the southwestern U.S. to climate change and wildfire, in order to understand how these ecosystems might become altered as a result. Researchers will examine (a) how climate change will impact wildfires in the region, to better understand fire risk; (b)...
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Riparian ecosystems are among the most productive and diverse ecosystems in desert biomes. In the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Mojave deserts of the United States and Mexico, riparian ecosystems support regional biodiversity and provide many ecosystem services to human communities. Due to the dynamic nature of these ecosystems and their abundance of resources, riparian areas have been modified in various ways and to a large extent through human endeavor to manage water and accommodate various land uses, particularly in lowland floodplains and stream channels. Modifications often interfere with multiple and complex ecological processes, resulting in the loss of native riparian vegetation and increasing vulnerability...
Categories: Data; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2013, AZ-01, AZ-02, AZ-03, AZ-04, All tags...
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Riparian ecosystems are among the most productive and diverse ecosystems in desert biomes. In the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Mojave deserts of the United States and Mexico, riparian ecosystems support regional biodiversity and provide many ecosystem services to human communities. Due to the dynamic nature of these ecosystems and their abundance of resources, riparian areas have been modified in various ways and to a large extent through human endeavor to manage water and accommodate various land uses, particularly in lowland floodplains and stream channels. Modifications often interfere with multiple and complex ecological processes, resulting in the loss of native riparian vegetation and increasing vulnerability...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2013, AZ-01, AZ-02, AZ-03, AZ-04, All tags...
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These soil map units were extracted from the STATSGO dataset for soils of the conterminous US to the extent of the pinyon-juniper woodland mortality datset (http://app.databasin.org/app/pages/datasetPage.jsp?id=71d55a65fc0244a68c627fdbcc887efa) . The MUSYMs were compared to STATSGO tables to determine soil series, associations and taxonomy. This information was along with the NRCS official soil series description website: http://ortho.ftw.nrcs.usda.gov/cgi-bin/osd/osdname.cgi to create the attribute tables showing series names, representative orders, textures, soil climates and diagnostic horizons present in each soil map unit.


    map background search result map search result map The Vulnerability of Forests to Climate Change and Wildfire in the Southwestern U.S. Pinyon pine - soils in high mortality regions, southwestern US Physiological Effects of Climate Change on Species within the Desert LCC Fire Effects and Management in Riparian Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States and Mexico Literature Review: Fire Effects and Management in Riparian Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States and Mexico Pinyon pine - soils in high mortality regions, southwestern US The Vulnerability of Forests to Climate Change and Wildfire in the Southwestern U.S. Fire Effects and Management in Riparian Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States and Mexico Literature Review: Fire Effects and Management in Riparian Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States and Mexico Physiological Effects of Climate Change on Species within the Desert LCC