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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 August 2019
  • ISBN : 9780081026557
  • Page : 473 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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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

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Ecology of Desert Systems

Ecology of Desert Systems
  • Author : Walter G. Whitford,Benjamin D. Duval
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • ISBN : 9780081026557
GET THIS BOOKEcology of Desert Systems

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

Ecology of Desert Systems

Ecology of Desert Systems
  • Author : Walter Whitford
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2002-04-08
  • ISBN : 1493302140
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Conventional wisdom considers deserts stark, harsh regions that support few living things. Most people also believe that water alone makes the desert bloom. Ecology of Desert Systems challenges these conventional views. This volume explores a broad range of topics of interest to ecosystem, population, community, and physiological ecologists. Climate, weather patterns, geomorphology, and wind and water processes are examined as variables that affect the distribution of biota through fundamental ecosystem processes. Descriptions of morphological, behavioral, and physiological adaptations of desert

The Ecology of Desert Communities

The Ecology of Desert Communities
  • Author : Gary A. Polis
  • Publisher : Century Collection
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • ISBN : 0816535396
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"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 desert systems is making to community ecology. . . This book will provide a useful reference for desert ecologists, as well as indicate critical directions where progress needs to be made."--Ecology "

Desert Ecology

Desert Ecology
  • Author : John Sowell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822029832656
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"Unlike books that merely identify which plants and animals live in the desert, Desert Ecology explores how these organisms live where they do.

Ecology and Natural History of Desert Lizards

Ecology and Natural History of Desert Lizards
  • Author : Eric R. Pianka
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • ISBN : 9781400886142
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Eric Pianka offers a synthesis of his life's work on the comparative ecology of lizard assemblages in the Great Basin. Mojave and Sonoran deserts of western North America, the Kalahari semi-desert of southern Africa, and the Great Victoria desert of Western Australia. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while

Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants

Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants
  • Author : Stanley D. Smith,Russell Monson,Jay E. Anderson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9783642592126
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Following a description of the physical and biological characterization of the four North American deserts together with the primary adaptations of plants to environmental stress, the authors go on to present case studies of key species. They provide an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the major patterns of adaptation in desert plants, with one chapter devoted to several important exotic plants that have invaded these deserts. The whole is rounded off with a synthesis of the resource requirements of desert

Plant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert

Plant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert
  • Author : Maria C. Mandujano,Irene Pisanty,Luis E. Eguiarte
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-18
  • ISBN : 9783030449636
GET THIS BOOKPlant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert

Environmental and specific diversity in the Chihuahuan desert in general, and in the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin in particular, has long been recognized as outstanding. This book provides a global ecological overview, together with in-depth studies of specific processes. The Chihuahuan desert is the warmest in North America, and has a complex geologic, climatic and biogeographical history, which affects today’s distribution of vegetation and plants and generates complex phylogeographic patterns. The high number of endemic species reflects this complex

Design with the Desert

Design with the Desert
  • Author : Richard Malloy,John Brock,Anthony Floyd,Margaret Livingston,Robert H. Webb
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781439881385
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The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the

Aridland Springs in North America

Aridland Springs in North America
  • Author : Lawrence E. Stevens,Vicky J. Meretsky
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 0816526451
GET THIS BOOKAridland Springs in North America

A collection of articles on the ecology of North American desert springs, by authors from the fields of biology, botany, ichthyology, conservation, geology and law; and covering both the special traits of springs and the ways in which they might be managed in order to survive.

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration
  • Author : David A. Bainbridge
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-26
  • ISBN : 1610910826
GET THIS BOOKA Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration

Dryland degradation and desertification now affect almost a billion people around the world. Tragically, the biological resources and productivity of millions of acres of land are lost to desertification each year because people remain unaware of strategies and techniques that could improve yields, reduce risk, and begin healing the world's deserts. A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration is the first book to offer practical, field-tested solutions to this critical problem. Author David Bainbridge has spent more than 25 years actively

Australian Deserts

Australian Deserts
  • Author : Steve Morton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-02
  • ISBN : 1486305997
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Australian Deserts: Ecology and Landscapes is about the vast sweep of the Outback, a land of expanses making up three-quarters of the continent - the heart of Australia. Steve Morton brings his extensive first-hand knowledge and experience of arid Australia to this book, explaining how Australian deserts work ecologically. This book outlines why unpredictable rainfall and paucity of soil nutrients underpin the nature of desert ecosystems, while also describing how plants and animals came to be desert dwellers through evolutionary

Ecology of Desert Rivers

Ecology of Desert Rivers
  • Author : Richard Kingsford
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780521818254
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Summarises current understanding of desert river ecology and its dependence on unpredictable river flows.

Carnivore Ecology in Arid Lands

Carnivore Ecology in Arid Lands
  • Author : Jacobus du P. Bothma
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • ISBN : 3642082130
GET THIS BOOKCarnivore Ecology in Arid Lands

Arid lands require that organisms inhabiting them be well-adapted to thrive or even just to survive. This book provides a review of the ecological adaptations - be they behavioural, physiological or morphological - of carnivores to arid environments. Following a general introduction into aridity and arid lands in Africa, the major carnivore families are presented. Ecological adaptations of carnivores in arid lands reveal the amplitude and resilience of the ecology of these animals. In setting up conservation measures, the nature

Sonoran Desert Plants

Sonoran Desert Plants
  • Author : Raymond M. Turner,Janice Emily Bowers,Tony L. Burgess
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 0816525196
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The Sonoran Desert, a fragile ecosystem, is under ever-increasing pressure from a burgeoning human population. This ecological atlas of the region's plants, a greatly enlarged and full revised version of the original 1972 atlas, will be an invaluable resource for plant ecologists, botanists, geographers, and other scientists, and for all with a serious interest in living with and protecting a unique natural southwestern heritage. An encyclopedia as well as an atlas, this monumental work describes the taxonomy, geographic distribution, and ecology

Rangeland Systems

Rangeland Systems
  • Author : David D. Briske
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-04-12
  • ISBN : 9783319467092
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book provides an unprecedented synthesis of the current status of scientific and management knowledge regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It has been organized around three major themes. The first summarizes the conceptual advances that have occurred in the rangeland profession. The second addresses the implications of these conceptual advances to management and policy. The third assesses several major challenges confronting global rangelands in the 21