A recent study in press with Ecological Monographs collected and analyzed a long-term data set of fluctuations in perennial plant communities in the eastern Mojave Desert. During the 37-year period, most measures of the native perennial plant community changed temporally.
Abella, S.R., R.J. Guida, C.L. Roberts, C.M. Norman, and J.S. Holland. 2019. Persistence and turnover in desert plant communities during a 37-year period of land use and climate change. Ecological Monographs. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1390