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    • Evaluating the performance of multiple remote sensing indices to predict the spatial variability of ecosystem structure and functioning in Patagonian steppes 

      Gaitan, Juan Jose; Bran, Donaldo Eduardo; Oliva, Gabriel Esteban; Ciari, Georgina; Nakamatsu, Viviana Beatriz; Salomone, Jorge Manuel; Ferrante, Daniela; Buono, Gustavo Gabriel; Massara Paletto, Virginia; Humano, Gervasio; Celdran, Diego Javier; Opazo, Walter Javier; Maestre, Fernando Tomás (2013-11)
      Assessing the spatial variability of ecosystem structure and functioning is an important step towards developing monitoring systems to detect changes in ecosystem attributes that could be linked to desertification processes ...
    • Plant species richness and shrub cover attenuate drought effects on ecosystem functioning across Patagonian rangelands 

      Gaitan, Juan Jose; Bran, Donaldo Eduardo; Oliva, Gabriel Esteban; Maestre, Fernando Tomás; Aguiar, Martín Roberto; Jobbagy Gampel, Esteban Gabriel; Buono, Gustavo Gabriel; Ferrante, Daniela; Nakamatsu, Viviana Beatriz; Ciari, Georgina; Salomone, Jorge Manuel; Massara Paletto, Virginia (2014-10-22)
      Drought is an increasingly common phenomenon in drylands as a consequence of climate change. We used 311 sites across a broad range of environmental conditions in Patagonian rangelands to evaluate how drought severity and ...
    • Soil fungal abundance and plant functional traits drive fertile island formation in global drylands 

      Ochoa-Hueso, Raúl; Eldridge, David J.; Delgado-Baquerizo, Manuel; Soliveres, Santiago; Bowker, Matthew A.; Gross, Nicolás; Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Yoann; Quero, José L.; García-Gómez, Miguel; Valencia, Enrique; Arredondo, Tulio; Beinticinco, Laura; Bran, Donaldo Eduardo; Cea, Alex; Coaguila, Daniel; Dougill, Andrew J.; Espinosa, Carlos I.; Gaitan, Juan Jose; Guuroh, Reginald T.; Guzmán, Elizabeth; Gutiérrez, Julio R.; Hernández, Rosa M.; Huber-Sannwald, Elisabeth; Jeffries, Thomas; Linstädter, Anja; Mau, Rebecca L.; Monerris, Jorge; Prina, Anibal; Pucheta, Eduardo; Stavi, Ilan; Thomas, Andrew; Zaady, Eli; Singh, Brajesh K.; Maestre, Fernando Tomás (2018)
      Dryland vegetation is characterized by discrete plant patches that accumulate and capture soil resources under their canopies. These “fertile islands” are major drivers of dryland ecosystem structure and functioning, yet ...
    • Vegetation structure is as important as climate for explaining ecosystem function across Patagonian rangelands 

      Gaitan, Juan Jose; Oliva, Gabriel Esteban; Bran, Donaldo Eduardo; Maestre, Fernando Tomás; Aguiar, Martín Roberto; Jobbagy Gampel, Esteban Gabriel; Buono, Gustavo Gabriel; Ferrante, Daniela; Nakamatsu, Viviana Beatriz; Ciari, Georgina; Salomone, Jorge Manuel; Massara Paletto, Virginia (2014-11)
      1. Drylands cover about 41% of Earth’s land surface, and 65% of their area supports domestic livestock that depends on the above-ground net primary productivity (ANPP) of natural vegetation. Thus, understanding how biotic ...