Ecological Archives A019-006-A1

V. Bala Chaudhary, Matthew A. Bowker, Thomas E. O'Dell, James B. Grace, Andrea E. Redman, Matthias C. Rillig, and Nancy C. Johnson. 2009. Untangling the biological contributions to soil stability in semiarid shrublands. Ecological Applications 19:110–122.

Appendix A (Table A1). Climate, soil, and dominant vegetation details of sampled regions within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA.

  Big Water Escalante Cannonville Boulder
Elevation (m) 1250 1770 1800 2030
Mean annual precipitation (cm) 16.8 26.6 29.6 24.2
Mean annual air temperature (°C) 12.5 9.20 10.0 9.44
Parent material Eolian sand Mixed alluvium Eolian sand Eolian sand
Soil texture Fine sand Fine sandy loam Very gravelly loam Fine sand
Soil series Nakai-Sheppard complex Radnik, moist-Suwanee, saline-Escavada complex Mido-Kenzo-rock outcrop (Carmel Formation) complex Mespun-Bispen-Santrick complex
Soil order Entisol Entisol Entisol Entisol
Dominant plant A. filifolia A. tridentata A. tridentata A. tridentata

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