General Site Information
Site ID:MX-Lpa
Site Name:La Paz
Tower Team: PI: Walter Oechel <> - San Diego State University
Elevation (m):21
NetworkAmeriFlux, MexFlux
IGBP:OSH (Open Shrublands)
Climate Koeppen:Bwh (Desert: warm winter)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):23.6
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):182
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   5 years (Duration: 2004 - 2008)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   146 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246014
Description:As evident by some very large Cardon (5-7 meters), according to Coyle and Roberts, 1975, extent vegetation has likely been around at least 200 years. Until about 15 years ago from 1996, site was used for livestock production and selective firewood extraction. However, when I look over the fence where there has been livestock activity, not much difference
Acknowledgments:P.I. Walter Oechel. CIBNOR, BCS, MX. San Diego State Univeristy, CA. USA. National Science Foundaiton.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Bell, T, O. Menzer, E. Troyo, and W.C. Oechel. 2012. Carbon dioxide exchange over multiple temporal scales in an arid shrub ecosystem near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Global Change Biology (2012) 18, 2570–2582, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02720.x Primary_Citation
Hastings, S.J., W.C. Oechel and A. Muhlia-Melo (2005). Diurnal, seasonal and annual variation in the net ecosystem CO2 exchange of a desert shrub community (Sarcocaulescent) in Baja California, Mexico. Global Change Biology. 11(6): 927-939. Reference

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