Soil moisture dynamics in water-limited ecosystems


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© 2006 Springer. All Rights Reserved. The main control exerted by hydrological processes on vegetation in water-limited ecosystems is through the soil water content, which, in turn, results from complex interactions between precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, transpiration, and soil drainage. Most of these processes are state-dependent, in that their rates are functions of the soil water content.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • D'Odorico, P; Porporato, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Volume / Issue

  • 9781402042607 /

Book Title

  • Dryland Ecohydrology

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 46

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1402042612

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781402042591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/1-4020-4260-4_3

Citation Source

  • Scopus