Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem

Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem

by Philip W. Rundel, Arthur C. Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521021413

ISBN-13: 9780521021418

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Mojave Desert is a winter-rainfall desert, experiencing drought in the summer months and occasional rain during the cooler winter months. For many years it has attracted the attention of ecologists and conservation biologists concerned with maintaining the unique status of this region. This book provides a broad overview of plant and animal ecology in the

Overview

The Mojave Desert is a winter-rainfall desert, experiencing drought in the summer months and occasional rain during the cooler winter months. For many years it has attracted the attention of ecologists and conservation biologists concerned with maintaining the unique status of this region. This book provides a broad overview of plant and animal ecology in the Mojave Desert, with a focus on data from Rock Valley, Nevada. The data from many major research projects is organized into a synthesis describing community structure and dynamics in desert ecosystems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521021418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Historical prologue on Rock Valley studies; 1. Introduction to the Mojave Desert; 2. Physical geography of Rock Valley; 3. Adaptations of Mojave Desert plants; 4. Desert perennials of southern Nevada; 5. Mojave Desert annuals; 6. Adaptations of Mojave Desert animals; 7. Mammals; 8. Reptiles; 9. Birds; 10. Arthropods; 11. Soil organisms and seed reserves; 12. Nitrogen cycling; 13. Human impacts on Mojave Desert ecosystems; Literature cited; Index.

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