Measuring Ecosystem Responses To Water Availability: How Dry Is Too Dry To Hinder Evapotranspiration?
Drought is one of the most devastating natural disasters that can cause serious agricultural, economic, and social impacts around the globe. Several studies project increased aridity over land and more widespread droughts associated with the changing climate, which could have profound impacts on agriculture, ecosystem service, and human welfare. Yet, most of the existing drought monitoring indices are based on drought stress derived from environmental conditions rather than actual ecosystem responses, neglecting potential feedbacks between biosphere and atmosphere. However, studies...Read more