Resilience to drought of dryland wetlands threatened by climate change

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dc.creator Sandi, Steven G.
dc.creator Rodriguez, Jose F.
dc.creator Saintilan, Neil
dc.creator Wen, Li
dc.creator Kuzcera, George
dc.creator Riccardi, Gerardo A.
dc.creator Saco, Patricia M. 2020-08-07T18:30:04Z 2020-08-07T18:30:04Z 2020
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322 es
dc.description Dryland wetlands are resilient ecosystems that can adapt to extreme periodic drought–flood episodes. Climate change projections show increased drought severity in drylands that could compromise wetland resilience and reduce important habitat services. These recognized risks have been difficult to evaluate due to our limited capacity to establish comprehensive relationships between flood–drought episodes and vegetation responses at the relevant spatiotemporal scales. We address this issue by integrating detailed spatiotemporal flood–drought simulations with remotely sensed vegetation responses to water regimes in a dryland wetland known for its highly variable inundation. We show that a combination of drought tolerance and dormancy strategies allow wetland vegetation to recover after droughts and recolonize areas invaded by terrestrial species. However, climate change scenarios show widespread degradation during drought and limited recovery after floods. Importantly, the combination of degradation extent and increase in drought duration is critical for the habitat services wetland systems provide for waterbirds and fish. es
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dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher Nature Research es
dc.rights openAccess es
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dc.subject Dryland wetlands es
dc.subject Resilience to drought es
dc.subject climate change es
dc.subject Macquarie Marshes es
dc.title Resilience to drought of dryland wetlands threatened by climate change es
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dc.type artículo
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dc.citation.title Scientific Report es
dc.description.fil Fil: Steven G. Sandi. School of Enginering and Centre for Water Security and Environmental Sustainability, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308, Australia es
dc.description.fil Fil: Neil Saintilan. Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University,Sydeny, Australia es
dc.description.fil Fil: Li Wen. Science Division, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Sydney, 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. es

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