Climate change has the potential to affect vegetation via changes in temperature and precipitation. In the semi-arid southwestern United States, heightened temperatures will likely lead to accelerated groundwater pumping to meet human needs, and altered storm patterns may lead to changes in flood regimes. All of these hydrologic changes have the potential to alter riparian vegetation. This research, consisting of two papers, examines relationships between hydrology and riparian vegetation along the Verde River in central Arizona, from applied and theoretical perspectives.
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- Plant Biology
- environmental flows
- Grime life history strategies
- leaf economics spectrum
- plant functional traits
- verde river
- Riparian ecology--Arizona--Verde River.
- Riparian ecology
- Riparian plants--Climatic factors--Arizona--Verde River.
- Riparian plants
- Hydrologic cycle--Arizona--Verde River.
- Hydrologic cycle
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-71)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Plant biology