Patch organization and resilience of dryland wetlands

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dc.creator Sandi, Steven G.
dc.creator Saco, Patricia M.
dc.creator Rodriguez, Jose F.
dc.creator Saintilan, Neil
dc.creator Wen, Li
dc.creator Kuzcera, George
dc.creator Riccardi, Gerardo A.
dc.creator Willgoose, Garry 2020-05-22T18:07:56Z 2020-05-22T18:07:56Z 2020-04
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697 es
dc.description Dryland wetlands are ecosystems of high ecological importance as they serve as habitat sanctuaries for aquatic and terrestrial biota in areas with very few resources; therefore, the study of such environments is of major importance for the conservation of biodiversity in arid and semi-arid areas. The vegetation organization in these ecosystems is driven by the water regime as the main driver, but local processes like seed banks and soil resources redistribution also play a crucial role in determining the spatial distribution of the vegetation. Assessment of vegetation dynamics and long-termresilience requires the use of realistic models that can integrate the water regimeand that can continuously simulate vegetation extent and conditions under flood-drought cycles. Herewe study the influence of the water regime as the main driver of the vegetation. We apply a vegetation-modelling framework to compare the performance of a simplified model at the cell scale and a model integrated at a patch scale. Our results show that aggregating the analysis of vegetation dynamics at the patch scale allows for the incorporation of the effects of both local drivers (acting within the patch) aswell as the global drivers (acting over the patch as a whole). The water regime acts as a global driver for the vegetation and indirectly affects the local drivers. Our patch scalemodel successfully captures wetland vegetation dynamics using thewater regimeas the main driver for representing changes in the vegetation and assessment of thewetland resilience under flooddrought periods. es
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dc.format.extent 1-10 es
dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher Elsevier es
dc.rights embargoedAccess es
dc.subject Vegetation dynamics es
dc.subject Dryland wetlands es
dc.subject Wetland modelling es
dc.subject Wetland resilience es
dc.title Patch organization and resilience of dryland wetlands es
dc.type article
dc.type artículo
dc.citation.title Science of the Total Environment es
dc.description.fil School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia es
dc.description.fil Science Division, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Australia es
dc.description.fil Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia es
dc.description.fil Fil: Riccardi, Gerardo A. Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Departamento de Hidráulica, Escuela de Ingenieria Civil, Fac. de Cs. Exactas, Ingenieria y Agrimensura. Centro Universitario Rosario de Investigaciones Hidroambientales (CURIHAM). Consejo de Investigaciones. Rosario; Argentina.
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