Ecology of Desert Systems

Written By Walter G. Whitford
Ecology of Desert Systems
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 August 2019
  • ISBN : 0081026552
  • Pages : 473 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Ecology of Desert Systems written by Walter G. Whitford which was release on 20 August 2019, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Nearly one-third of the land area on our planet is classified as arid or desert. Therefore, an understanding of the dynamics of such arid ecosystems is essential to managing those systems in a way that sustains human populations. This second edition of Ecology of Desert Systems provides a clear, extensive guide to the complex interactions involved in these areas. This book details the relationships between abiotic and biotic environments of desert ecosystems, demonstrating to readers how these interactions drive ecological processes. These include plant growth and animal reproductive success, the spatial and temporal distribution of vegetation and animals, and the influence of invasive species and anthropogenic climate change specific to arid systems. Drawing on the extensive experience of its expert authors, Ecology of Desert Systems is an essential guide to arid ecosystems for students looking for an overview of the field, researchers keen to learn how their work fits in to the overall picture, and those involved with environmental management of desert areas. Highlights the complexity of global desert systems in a clear, concise way Reviews the most current issues facing researchers in the field, including the spread of invasive species due to globalized trade, the impact of industrial mining, and climate change Updated and extended to include information on invasive species management, industrial mining impacts, and the current and future role of climate change in desert systems

Ecology of Desert Systems

Ecology of Desert Systems
  • Author : Walter G. Whitford,Benjamin D. Duval
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Total pages : 473
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Nearly one-third of the land area on our planet is classified as arid or desert. Therefore, an understanding of the dynamics of such arid ecosystems is essential to managing those systems in a way that sustains human populations. This second edition of Ecology of Desert Systems provides a clear, extensive ...

The Ecology of Desert Communities

The Ecology of Desert Communities
  • Author : Gary A. Polis
  • Publisher : Century Collection
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Total pages : 456
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : "Provides interesting and thought-provoking reading and is highly recommended to anyone interested in desert ecosystems or community ecology. The book . . . should serve as an inspiration to many for future research."--Journal of Biogeography "This book is not just about deserts; it is an update of the contributions that research in ...

Ecology of Desert Rivers

Ecology of Desert Rivers
  • Author : Richard Kingsford
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • Total pages : 354
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Summarises current understanding of desert river ecology and its dependence on unpredictable river flows....

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management Volume IX

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management   Volume IX
  • Author : Kleber Del Claro,Paulo S. Oliveira,Victor Rico-Gray
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-05-11
  • Total pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : This Encyclopedia of Tropical Biology and Conservation Management is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Tropical environments cover the most part of still preserved natural areas of the Earth. The greatest biodiversity, as in terms of ...

Life History and Genetic Diversity in Desert Reptiles and Amphibians

Life History and Genetic Diversity in Desert Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Author : Lauren Michele Chan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 396
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : The overarching goal of my dissertation research is to understand the link between organismal biology and patterns of population genetic structure across temporal and spatial scales. I focus on three vertebrate species that inhabit the deserts of the southwestern United States and that have habitat requirements and life history traits ...

Encyclopedia of Deserts

Encyclopedia of Deserts
  • Author : Michael A. Mares,Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 654
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference to deserts and semideserts of the world. Approximately seven hundred entries treat subjects ranging from desert survival to the way deserts are formed. Topics include biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, ...

Ecology of Small Mammals of Desert Montane Ecosystems

Ecology of Small Mammals of Desert   Montane Ecosystems
  • Author : I. Prakash,P. Singh
  • Publisher : Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2005-06-01
  • Total pages : 153
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Small mammals (Rodents and Insectivores) constitute 31.18% of total mammal species found in India. In spite of their abundance, this largest group among mammals has received little attention of ecologists. From the geomorphological standpoint Rajasthan offers multiple possibilities. The Aravallis diagonally bisect the state into western arid and eastern semi-arid and ...

Ecology of Desert Mistletoe Seed Dispersal

Ecology of Desert Mistletoe Seed Dispersal
  • Author : Diane L. Larson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 218
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : "The seed dispersal mutualism of desert mistletoe (Phoradendron californicum) and Phainopeplas (Phainopepla nitens) is a classic example of mutualism between a plant requiring very specific seed dispersal - a live branch of a host tree - and a bird that depends on the fruit of a single species for a ...

California Riparian Systems

California Riparian Systems
  • Author : Richard E. Warner,Kathleen M. Hendrix
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1984-01-01
  • Total pages : 1035
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : This volume presents 135 of the papers presented at the 1981 California Riparian Systems Conference. The papers address all aspects of riparian systems: habitat, wildlife, land management, land use policy planning, conservation and water resource management....

Annual Report

Annual Report
  • Author : University of California, Riverside. Dry Lands Research Institute
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Download or read online Annual Report written by University of California, Riverside. Dry Lands Research Institute, published by which was released on 1986. Get Annual Report Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students....

South African Journal of Science

South African Journal of Science
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Download or read online South African Journal of Science written by , published by which was released on 2007. Get South African Journal of Science Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Ecology

Ecology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : Download or read online Ecology written by , published by which was released on 1998. Get Ecology Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Ecology and Vegetation of Indian Desert

Ecology and Vegetation of Indian Desert
  • Author : David N. Sen
  • Publisher : Agro Botanical Publishers
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Download or read online Ecology and Vegetation of Indian Desert written by David N. Sen, published by Agro Botanical Publishers which was released on 1990. Get Ecology and Vegetation of Indian Desert Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Dispersal Biology of Desert Plants

Dispersal Biology of Desert Plants
  • Author : Karen van Rheede van Oudtshoorn,Margaretha W. van Rooyen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1998-12-04
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Dispersal processes have important effects on plant distribution and abundance. Although adaptations to long range dispersal (telechory) are by no means rare in desert plants, many desert plant species do not possess any features to promote dispersal (atelechory), while others have structures that hamper dispersal (antitelechory). The high frequency with ...