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Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem

by Philip W. Rundel

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biogeography,
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • Nature,
  • Effect of human beings on,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • USA,
  • Nevada,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Desert ecology--Nevada--Rock Valley,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Science / Ecology,
  • Science-Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Desert ecology,
  • Adaptation (Biology),
  • Rock Valley

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages387
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7713810M
    ISBN 100521021413
    ISBN 109780521021418
    OCLC/WorldCa65165523

    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 patterns, geomorphology, and wind and water processes are examined as variables that affect the distribution of biota through fundamental ecosystem processes. But, the Mojave's growing pains make an ideal case study for researching long-term effects of disturbances to desert ecosystems. Land managers are now faced with the daunting task of dealing with competing demands on the land, including impacts from all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, military activities, and grazing livestock.

      The Mojave Desert is internationally known as a place to conduct scientific research in desert ecosystems. This was recognized in the California Desert Protection Act that created Mojave National Preserve in part to "retain and enhance opportunities for scientific research in undisturbed ecosystems.". the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts in Arizona: Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, v. 13, no. 1, p. Brown, D.E., editor, , Biotic communities – southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico: Salt LakeFile Size: KB.

    "This title presents new research on the Mojave Desert and the contributors discuss the desert from several perspectives including regional threats such as expanding human populations, climate change, atmospheric nitrogen deposition and invasive plants, the impact of roads in a desert ecosystem, soils and plant communities, shrinking aquifers and the monitoring and sustainability of this. Talk:Desert ecology Jump to navigation Jump to & Gibson, A. C. (). Ecological communities and processes in a Mojave Desert ecosystem. Cambridge University Press. Schwinning, S., Starr, B. I., & Ehleringer, J. R. (). Summer and winter drought in a cold desert ecosystem (Colorado Plateau) part I: effects on soil water and plant water.


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Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem by Philip W. Rundel Download PDF EPUB FB2

Deserts provide a harsh and inhospitable environment for plants and animals, and the ecosystem is correspondingly fragile and prone to disruption by a variety of external factors.

The Mojave Desert is a winter-rainfall desert, experiencing drought in the summer months, and occasional rain during the cooler winter by: Deserts provide a harsh and inhospitable environment for plants and animals, and the ecosystem is correspondingly fragile and prone to disruption by a variety of external factors.

This book presents an overview of plant and animal ecology in the Mojave Desert, concentrating on data from a number of major research projects in Rock Valley, by: Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem - by Philip W. Rundel January Author: Philip W.

Rundel, Arthur C. Gibson. Ecological communities and processes in a Mojave Desert ecosystem: Rock Valley, Nevada. [Philip W Rundel; Arthur C Gibson] -- Deserts provide a harsh and inhospitable environment for plants and animals, and the ecosystem is correspondingly fragile and prone to.

Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert P. RUNDEL and A. GIBSON. 22×18 cm. xvii+ Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, Author: David T. Bell. 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. - Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem: Rock Valley, Nevada Philip W.

Rundel and Arthur C. Gibson Index More information - Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem: Rock Valley, Nevada Philip W.

Rundel and Arthur C. Gibson Index. Ecological communities and processes in a Mojave Desert ecosystem: Rock Valley, Nevada. [Philip W Rundel; Arthur C Gibson; Cambridge University Press.] -- Deserts provide a harsh and inhospitable environment for plants and animals, and the ecosystem is correspondingly fragile and prone to disruption by a variety of external factors.

- Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem: Rock Valley, Nevada Philip W. Rundel and Arthur C. Gibson Frontmatter Cambridge University Press - Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem: Rock Valley, Nevada Philip W. Rundel and Arthur C.

Gibson Frontmatter More information. he lands of the Mojave Desert—in their natural state—provide significant economic benefits for the communities around the desert. Some of the different economic drivers that rely on the desert’s resources include outdoor recreation, tourism, military operations, movie-making and real Size: 3MB.

The Mojave Desert: Ecosystem Processes and Sustainability of long-term N enrichment on ecological processes in deserts.

of structural alterations on a shrub community in the Mojave Desert. Mojave Desert Biome Ecosystems. An ecosystem is a biotic community together with its physical environment, considered as an integrated unit. Implied within this definition is the concept of a structural and functional whole unified through life processes.

An ecosystem may be characterized as a viable unit of community and interactive habitat. Plant community characteristics and functional traits were assessed from to along paired burned–unburned transects of multiple independent fires that occurred in the Mojave Desert in   About the Author.

Philip W. Rundel, Professor of Biology at the University of California at Los Angeles, is coauthor of Ecological Communities and Processes in the Mojave Desert Ecosystem (), among other has written extensively on the ecology of Southern California.

Robert Gustafson is the retired collections manager of the Botany Department at the Natural History Museum. Deserts as Ecosystems and Why They Need Protecting The Mojave Desert is a case in point; deserts are also useful economically due to their unique geological profiles or their environmental formation processes.

The desert biome is one of the most important. There are 15 mineral deposit types on our planet and 13 of them are found in deserts.

Desert - Desert - Population and community development and structure: Desert plants and animals have many peculiar adaptations that enable them to survive long periods of moisture shortage and to take maximal advantage of short, infrequent wet periods.

Perennial plants commonly survive dry times by becoming physiologically inactive. In some cases they remain alive but are desiccated until. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. There are many diffrent types of animals that depend on the Mojave Desert ecosystem. - From first glance it is had to imagine that any wildlife is able to survive in the desert, yet the Mojave has a wide varity of animals that have adapted to its harsh enviorment.

The Mojave Desert ecosystem is currently facing several problems, many of which are due to the rapid urbanization of cities, such as Los Angeles, and other human impacts in the environment (Christopher R.

Military facilities are coming into the region and farms are emerging along the river. The Mojave Desert is home to several fast-growing desert communities and is accessible to large populations bordering the desert.

Pollution from urban, agricultural and mining activities severely impacts the Mojave’s delicate desert ecosystems and also puts human health at risk. Additionally, large numbers of people. Schaeffer, S. M., Billings, S.

A. & Evans, R. D. Responses of soil nitrogen dynamics in a Mojave Desert ecosystem to manipulations in soil carbon and nitrogen availability. OecologiaCited by: Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Shreve, F. “The Desert Vegetation of North America.” Botanical Review 8 (4): – Trimble, S. The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin. Reno: Uni-versity of Nevada Press. Ward, D. Author: Lawrence R. Walker, Frederick H. Landau.Despite their reputation for being dry empty wastelands, deserts are home to one-sixth of the world's population, and they cover over one-fifth of the Earth's landmass.

Deserts can be found on every single continent, and even though they lack water, they play an important role in helping animals, humans and the environment.