Approaches to Predicting Broad-Scale Regime Shifts Using Changing Pattern-Process Relationships Across Scales

  • Debra P.C. Peters
  • Brandon T. Bestelmeyer
  • Alan K. Knapp
  • Jeffrey E. Herrick
  • H. Curtis Monger
  • Kris M. Havstad


Woody Plant Regime Shift Spatial Unit Patch Type Landscape Unit 
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This study was supported by National Science Foundation awards to LTER programs at the Jornada Basin at New Mexico State University (DEB 0618210) and the Konza Prairie at Kansas State University (DEB 0218210). We thank Barbara Nolen for assistance in figure preparation. We thank Greg Okin, Tony Parsons, John Wainwright, Al Rango, Ed Fredrickson, Laurie Abbott, Osvaldo Sala, Steve Archer, Rhonda Skaggs, and Heather Throop for helpful discussions. We thank the reviewers and editors for helpful comments on the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debra P.C. Peters
    • 1
  • Brandon T. Bestelmeyer
    • 2
  • Alan K. Knapp
    • 3
  • Jeffrey E. Herrick
    • 2
  • H. Curtis Monger
    • 4
  • Kris M. Havstad
    • 2
  1. 1.USDA ARS, Jornada Experimental Range, Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research ProgramLas CrucesUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Department of AgricultureJornada Experimental Range, Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research ProgramLas CrucesUSA
  3. 3.Graduate Degree Program in Ecology and Department of Biology, Fort CollinsColorado State UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of Plant and Environmental SciencesNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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