Study Sites and Rainout Shelter

map of study sites and image of rainout shelter for drought studies

Detailed Description

Left: Map of study sites, represented by black dots. Within the Colorado Plateau (gray shaded area on inset map), sites were selected to represent a wide range of plant communities, soil types and geologic substrates. Right: Example of the rainout shelters utilized in the study. The shelters impose year-round drought by reducing precipitation 35%. Each shelter is paired with a control plot (not shown) with similar vegetation but receiving normal rainfall. (adapted from Fig 1. in Hoover et al., 2015)


Image Dimensions: 2142 x 1165

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Location Taken: US