Ecology of Desert Systems

Whitford, Walter G., Duval, Ben

  • 出版商: Academic Press
  • 出版日期: 2019-08-22
  • 售價: $4,230
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$4,019
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 450
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 0128150556
  • ISBN-13: 9780128150559

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商品描述

Ecology of Desert Systems, Second Edition, provides a clear, extensive guide on the complex interactions involved in these areas. The book presents detailed information on how the abiotic environment interacts with the biotic environment to determine the structure and function of desert ecosystems, thus revealing how these interactions drive processes, such as plant growth, animal reproductive success, and the spatial and temporal distribution of vegetation and animals. This second edition provides an important guide for students, researchers who want to know how their work fits in to the overall picture, and anyone involved with environmental management in desert areas.

  • Highlights the complexity of the systems involved in a clear, concise way
  • Reviews the most current issues facing researchers in the field, including the spread of alien species due to globalized trade, the impact of industrial mining, and climate change
  • Updated and extended to include information on alien species management, industrial mining impacts, and the current and future role of climate change in desert systems