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
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Download or read book entitled Ecology of Desert Systems by author: Walter G. Whitford which was release on 20 August 2019 and published by Academic Press with total page 473 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 ...

Ecology of Desert Systems

Ecology of Desert Systems
  • Author : Walter Whitford
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2002-04-08
  • Total pages : 343
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Encyclopedia of Deserts

Encyclopedia of Deserts
  • Author : Michael A. Mares
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19
  • Total pages : 672
  • 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 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
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : 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 ...

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2014-11-03
  • Total pages : 3120
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international ...

Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem

Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem
  • Author : Kris M. Havstad,Laura F. Huenneke,William H. Schlesinger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-20
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : The Jornada Basin LTER is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, the largest in North America. This region of south central New Mexico has a history of nearly 100 years as the basis for scientific research. This work gives a thorough, encompassing review of the tremendous array of observations resulting from experiments ...

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 : Read online Annual Report written by University of California, Riverside. Dry Lands Research Institute, published by which was released on 1986. Download full Annual Report Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : 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 ...

Microbial Ecology of Arid Terrestrial Systems

Microbial Ecology of Arid Terrestrial Systems
  • Author : Thulani P. Makhalanyane,Don Cowan,Jean-Baptiste Ramond
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2016-09-14
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Water is usually referred to as the ‘Molecule of Life’. It constitutes the most abundant molecule in living (micro)organisms and is also essential for critical biochemical reactions, both for the global functioning and maintenance of Ecosystems (e.g., Photosynthesis) and individual (microbial) cells (e.g., ATP hydrolysis). However, most ...

Ecology of North America

Ecology of North America
  • Author : Brian R. Chapman,Eric G. Bolen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : North America contains an incredibly diverse array of natural environments, each supporting unique systems of plant and animal life. These systems, the largest of which are biomes, form intricate webs of life that have taken millennia to evolve. This richly illustrated book introduces readers to this extraordinary array of natural ...

Systems Analysis and Simulation in Ecology

Systems Analysis and Simulation in Ecology
  • Author : Bernard C. Patten
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-09-11
  • Total pages : 618
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : Systems Analysis and Simulation in Ecology, Volume III, and its companion, Volume IV, grew out of a symposium, Modeling and Analysis of Ecosystems, held at the University of Georgia, 1-3 March 1973. The purposes of the meeting were to (i) review the status of ecosystem modeling, simulation, and analysis; (ii) provide ...

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 : 2013-01-16
  • Total pages : 620
  • ISBN : 0081026552
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Summary : 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 ...