Dryland Ecohydrology

  • Paolo D'Odorico
  • Amilcare Porporato
  • Christiane Wilkinson Runyan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Paolo D’Odorico, Amilcare Porporato, Christiane Runyan
    Pages 1-27
  3. Fundamental Processes and Interactions in the Soil-Climate-Vegetation System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jun Yin, Paolo D’Odorico, Amilcare Porporato
      Pages 31-48
    3. Leonardo Lombardini, Lorenzo Rossi
      Pages 71-100
    4. Samantha Hartzell
      Pages 101-120
    5. Christiane Runyan, Lixin Wang, Deborah Lawrence, Paolo D’Odorico
      Pages 121-137
  4. Hydrogeomorphology and Landforms of Arid and Semiarid Landscapes

  5. Ecohydrologic Controls on Nutrient Cycling and Disturbances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Stefano Manzoni, Mohammad Hafez Ahmed, Amilcare Porporato
      Pages 279-307
    3. Christiane W. Runyan, Paolo D’Odorico
      Pages 309-333
    4. Thomas Behrendt, Nurit Agam, Marcus A. Horn
      Pages 335-365
    5. Christelle Hély, Samuel Alleaume, Christiane Wilkinson Runyan
      Pages 367-399
  6. Ecohydrology of a Variety of Dryland Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. H. E. Epstein, W. K. Lauenroth, J. M. Paruelo, G. Piñeiro, I. C. Burke, J. E. Barrett
      Pages 417-437
    3. Larissa Read, Christiane Runyan, Deborah Lawrence
      Pages 439-468
    4. Punit Gandhi, Sarah Iams, Sara Bonetti, Mary Silber
      Pages 469-509
    5. Valentina Marchionni, Roberto Revelli, Edoardo Daly
      Pages 533-571
    6. Paolo D’Odorico, Lorenzo Rosa, Abinash Bhattachan, Gregory S. Okin
      Pages 573-602

About this book


By combining the analysis of biotic and abiotic components of terrestrial ecosystems, this book synthesizes material on arid and semiarid landscapes, which was previously scattered among various books and journal articles. It focuses on water-limited ecosystems, which are highly sensitive to fluctuations in hydrologic conditions and, in turn, play an important role in affecting the regional water cycle.

Intended as a tool for scientists working in the area of the earth and environmental sciences, this book presents the basic principles of eco-hydrology as well as a broad spectrum of topics and advances in this research field. Written by authors with diverse areas of expertise who work in arid areas around the world, the contributions describe the various interactions between the biological and physical dynamics in dryland ecosystems, ranging from basic processes in the soil-vegetation-climate system, to landscape-scale hydrologic and geomorphic processes, ecohydrologic controls on soil nutrient dynamics, and multiscale analyses of disturbances and patterns


Erosion Oxide Wind climate system ecosystem ecosystems environment geomorphology hydrology nutrient cycling physiology terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo D'Odorico
    • 1
  • Amilcare Porporato
    • 2
  • Christiane Wilkinson Runyan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and ManagementUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Princeton Environmental InstitutePrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & SciencesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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