Dryland Ecohydrology

Dryland Ecohydrology

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400794696
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/27/2014
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 341
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Ecohydrology of Arid and Semiarid Ecosystems: An Introduction
Paolo D’Odorico and Amilcare Porporato
Part I: Fundamental Processes And Interactions In The Soil-Climate-Vegetation System
2. Soil Physical Properties, Processes, and Associated Root-Soil Interactions
Jan W Hopmans
3. Soil Moisture Dynamics in Water-Limited Ecosystems
Paolo D’Odorico and Amilcare Porporato
4. Ecophysiology of Plants in Dry Environments
Leonardo Lombardini
5. Hydrologic Controls on Water Vapor and Carbon Fluxes in Semiarid Regions
John D. Albertson, ChristopherA. Williams, Todd M Scanlon, and Nicola Montaldo
6. Interactions and Feedbacks between Climate and Dryland Vegetations
Yongkang Xue
Part II: Hydrogeomorphology Of Arid And Semiarid Landscapes
7. Controls on Patterns of Soil Moisture in Arid and Semiarid Systems
Rodger Grayson, Andrew W. Western, Durga D. Kandel, JusUn F. Costelloe, and Davidi. Wilson
8. The History and Evolution of Desert Hydrology and Landforms: The Role of Climate Change
Andrew S. Goudie
9. Hydroclimatology of Wind Erosion in Arid and Semiarid Environments
Wim M. Cornelis
10. Hydrological and Geomorphological Significance of Riparian Vegetation in Drylands
Carlo Camporeale, Paolo Perona, and Luca Ridolfi
Part III: Ecohydrologic Controls On Nutrient Cycling
11. Modeling of Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in Arid and Semiarid Ecosystems
Stafano Manzoni, Paolo D’Odorico, and Amilcare Porporato
12. Interactions of Water and Nitrogen on Primary Productivity across Spatial and
Temporal Scales in Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems
Howard E. Epstein, Jose M. Paruelo, Gervasio Pineiro, Ingrid C. Burke, William K. Lauenroth, and John E. Barrett
13. Interactions between Water Availability and Nutrient Cycling in Dry Tropical Forests
Larissa Read and Deborah Lawrence
14. Biogenic Emissions of Nitric Oxide and Nitrous Oxide from Arid andSemiarid Land
Franz X. Meixner and Wen X. Yang
Part IV: Disturbances And Patterns In Arid And Semiarid Ecosystems
15. Pattern and Process in Savanna Ecosystems
Kelly K Caylor and Herman H. Shugart
16. Fire Regimes in Dryland Landscapes
Christelle Hely and SamuelAlleaume
17. Termites as Mediators of the Water Economy of Arid Savanna Ecosystems
J. Scott Turner
18. Understanding Global Desertification: Biophysical and Socio-Economic Dimensions of Hydrology
Fernando T. Maestre, James F. Reynolds, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald, Jeff Herrick, and Mark Stafford Smith
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