Biodiversity in Drylands, the first internationally based synthesis volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Series, unifies the concepts of species and landscape diversity with respect to deserts. Within this framework, the book treats several emerging themes, among them: ? how animal biodiversity can be supported in deserts ? diversity's relation to habitat structure, environmental variability, and species interactions ? the relation between spatial scale and diversity ? how to use a landscape simulation model to understand diversity ? microbial contributions to biodiversity in deserts ? species diversity and ecosystem processes ? resource partitioning and biodiversity in fractal environments ? effects of grazing on biodiversity ? reconciliation ecology and the future of conservation management In the face of global change, integration is crucial for dealing with the problem of sustaining biodiversity. This book promises to be a vital resource for students, researchers, and managers interested in integrative species, resource, and landscape diversities.
- Ano de Edição: 2004
- Ano: 2004
- País de Produção: United States
- Código de Barras: 2000879654746
- ISBN: 9780190286187