Soil moisture dynamics in water-limited ecosystems

Paolo D'Odorico, Amilcare Porporato

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17 Scopus citations


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDryland Ecohydrology
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781402042607
ISBN (Print)1402042612, 9781402042591
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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