SGS_rainout

Rainout shelters at former Shortgrass Steppe LTER site are used to simulate extended droughts and observe changes in ecosystem productivity and species composition and are part of a distributed network of over 100 sites across the globe. Image courtesy of International Drought Experiment

SGS_control

Rainout shelters at former Shortgrass Steppe LTER site are used to simulate extended droughts and observe changes in ecosystem productivity and species composition and are part of a distributed network of over 100 sites across the globe. Similar structures without plastic panels serve as controls. Image courtesy of International Drought Experiment

Matta_site-view

Researchers use rainout shelters at the Matta International LTER site in Israel to simulate extended droughts and observe changes in ecosystem productivity and species composition. The Matta site is part of a distributed network of over 100 sites across the globe inspired by long term experiments of the U.S. LTER Network. Similar structures without plastic panels serve as controls. Image courtesy of International Drought Experiment

Matta_rainout

Researchers use rainout shelters at the Matta International LTER site in Israel to simulate extended droughts and observe changes in ecosystem productivity and species composition. The Matta site is part of a distributed network of over 100 sites across the globe inspired by long term experiments of the U.S. LTER Network. Similar structures without plastic panels serve as controls. Image courtesy of International Drought Experiment