(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Patterns and processes of global shrub expansion

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NAITO A.T. (1) ; CAIRNS D.M. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Texas A&M Univ., ETATS-UNIS


This four-part discussion focuses on observed patterns of shrub expansion in 3 rangeland types (desert grasslands, mesic grasslands, savannas) and the Arctic tundra, the primary causes of this expansion, critical comparisons and contrasts between these land types, and recommendations for future avenues of research. These new avenues can inform the development of future land management policies, as well as ongoing investigations to understand and mitigate the effects of climate change. Inquiry into these topics has been facilitated by recent technological developments in satellite remote sensing, aerial photograph analysis, and computer simulation modeling


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 423-442]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 2 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0309133311403538

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2011
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 24546842 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo