Precipitation variability as a strong determinant on tree cover across global tropics

Xiangtao Xu, Princeton University, Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, David Medvigy, University of Notre Dame, Biological Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States; University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States, Kaiyu Guan, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, IL, United States; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States, Anna T Trugman, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Stephen P Good, Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States and Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, Texas A&M University, Ocean Engineering, College Station, TX, United States