My Nature Climate Change grassland study is online!

My latest paper titled “Productivity of North American grasslands is increased under future climate scenarios despite rising aridity”, in Nature Climate Change, is finally online. After 1.5 year of work I’m rather pleased to see it “in press” !

The short version of the paper reads:

  1. Grasses will adapt to a more arid world by shifting their growing season
  2. This leads, counter-intuitively, to a slight increase in ecosystem productivity
  3. However, at the same time this puts rangeland managers at a disadvantage due to this more variable growing season.

You can read the full version HERE if you have access to the Nature publishing group content. Alternatively, you can find a full copy on Research Gate (or email me).

Some popular press coverage can be found here:

http://scienceblog.com/483100/in-grasslands-longer-spring-growing-season-offsets-higher-summer-temperatures/

 

 

(header image courtesy of Russ Scott)