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Ecology of Desert Systems

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Walter Whitford is Senior Research Ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was previously professor of biology at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, for nearly 30 years. He is executive editor of Journal of Arid Environments (Academic Press). He has authored or coauthored more than 250 peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of desert ecology.

Synopsis:

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 rang

Table of Contents

Conceptual framework and paradigms — Landforms, geomorphology, and vegetation — Characterization of desert climates — Wind and water processes — Patch-mosaic dynamics — Adaptations — Primary production — Consumers, consumption, and secondary production — Decomposition and nutrient cycling — Desertification — Monitoring and assessment — Desert ecosystems in the future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080504995
Publisher:
Academic Press
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Ecology
Author:
Whitford, Walter
Author:
Walter G. Whitford
Author:
Whitford, Walter G.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Microbiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Deserts
Subject:
Desert ecology
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Power Resources - General
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Microbiology
Subject:
Nature : Ecology
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Environmental - General
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , 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 rang
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