(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Climatic change and desert vegetation distribution : assessing thirty years of change in Southern Nevada's Mojave desert

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GUIDA R.J. (1) ; ABELLA S.R. ; SMITH W.J. (2) ; STEPHEN H. (3) ; ROBERTS C.L. (4) ;
(1) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. examine and assess thirty years of climatic change and desert vegetation distribution in Southern Nevada's Mojave desert. To do so, they use Maximum Entropy model with environmental and climate variables to predict probability of species’ occurrences. Climate during the ten-year period preceding the 2008 vegetation survey was warmer and per year of precipitation drier than the ten years preceding 1979. Species inhabiting the highest elevations and strongly correlated with precipitation displayed areal reductions from 1979 through 2008


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 66, no2 [pp. 311-322]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 6 tabl., 2 cartes, 1 phot.




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