Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework by Moshe Shachak,James R. Gosz,Stewart T. A. Pickett,Avi PDF

By Moshe Shachak,James R. Gosz,Stewart T. A. Pickett,Avi Perevolotsky

Biodiversity in Drylands, the 1st the world over dependent synthesis quantity within the long term Ecological study (LTER) community sequence, unifies the techniques of species and panorama range with appreciate to deserts. inside of this framework, the ebook treats a number of rising topics, between them:

· how animal biodiversity could be supported in deserts
· diversity's relation to habitat constitution, environmental variability, and species interactions
· the relation among spatial scale and diversity
· how one can use a panorama simulation version to appreciate diversity
· microbial contributions to biodiversity in deserts
· species range and surroundings processes
· source partitioning and biodiversity in fractal environments
· results of grazing on biodiversity
· reconciliation ecology and the way forward for conservation management

In the face of worldwide switch, integration is important for facing the matter of maintaining biodiversity. This publication provides to be an essential source for college kids, researchers, and executives drawn to integrative species, source, and panorama diversities.

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