A Benchmark Test for Ecohydrological Models of Interannual Variability of NDVI in Semi-arid Tropical Grasslands
Philippe Choler; William Sea; Ray Leuning
Ecosystems 14(2): 183-197
ISSN/ISBN: 1432-9840 DOI: 10.1007/s10021-010-9403-9
Pulses of aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) in response to discrete precipitation events are an integral feature of ecosystem functioning in arid and semi-arid lands. Yet, the usefulness of nonlinear, ecohydrological pulse response functions to predict regional-scale patterns of annual Anpp at decadal scales remains unclear.