Beyond Precipitation: Physiographic Gradients Dictate the Relative Importance of Environmental Drivers On Savanna Vegetation Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Understanding the drivers of large-scale vegetation change is critical to managing landscapes and key to predicting how projected climate and land use changes will affect regional vegetation patterns. This study aimed to improve our understanding of the role, magnitude and spatial distribution of the key environmental factors driving vegetation change in southern African savanna, and how they vary across physiographic gradients.

publication date

  • 2013-08-01