Woody plant encroachment is a worldwide phenomenon linked to water availability in semiarid systems. Nevertheless, the implications of woody plant encroachment on the hydrologic cycle are poorly understood, especially at the catchment scale. This study takes place in a pair of small semiarid rangeland undergoing the encroachment of Prosopis velutina Woot., or velvet mesquite tree. The similarly-sized basins are in close proximity, leading to equivalent meteorological and soil conditions. One basin was treated for mesquite in 1974, while the other represents the encroachment process.
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- Hydrologic sciences
- Environmental sciences
- Water resources management
- Distributed model
- Paired basins
- water balance
- Watershed hydrology
- Woody plant encroachment
- Hydrology--Sonoran Desert.
- Hydrologic models--Sonoran Desert.
- Hydrologic models
- Woody plants--Environmental aspects--Sonoran Desert.
- Woody plants
- Watershed ecology--Sonoran Desert.
- Watershed ecology
- Runoff--Sonoran Desert.
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 90-95)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil and environmental engineering