So Bouldin, you ask, are you ever going to post anything on any, you know, actual ecology topics, given the title of the blog, or is it all tree rings and song lyrics all the time?
Well, nothing but a quick link and image here to an article at the Yale Environment 360 page on the effects of CO2 fertilization on landscape-scale vegetation dynamics in the African savanna. I hope to get some time to make some extended comments on the topic, which I find very highly interesting, but at least here’s the link (and there are links to a couple of good papers in the article). In fact I find the various complex relationships between carbon dioxide, water, vegetation, and climate to be one of the most interesting topics in all of ecology, and also one of the more important.
Figure 1 from Bond and Midgley (2012) Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2012) 367:601–612 doi:10.1098/rstb.2011.0182