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Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants

  • Stanley D. Smith
  • Russell K. Monson
  • Jay E. Anderson

Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 1-3
  3. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 5-44
  4. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 45-71
  5. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 73-108
  6. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 109-123
  7. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 125-140
  8. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 141-164
  9. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 165-177
  10. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 179-189
  11. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 191-198
  12. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 199-227
  13. Stanley D. Smith, Russell K. Monson, Jay E. Anderson
    Pages 229-236
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 237-287

About this book

Introduction

This book begins with the physical and biological characterization of the four North American deserts and a description of the primary adaptations of plants to environmental stress. In the following chapters the authors present case studies of key species representing dominant growth forms of the North American deserts, and provide an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the major patterns of adaptations in desert plants. One chapter is devoted to several important exotic plants that have invaded North American deserts. The book ends with a synthesis of the adaptations and resource requirements of North American desert plants. Further, it addresses how desert plants may respond to global climate change.

Keywords

Adaptation Arid Ecosystems Aride Ökosysteme Deserts Nordamerikanische Wüsten North American deserts Physiological Ecology Wüsten ecophysiology plant physiology plants

Authors and affiliations

  • Stanley D. Smith
    • 1
  • Russell K. Monson
    • 2
  • Jay E. Anderson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental, Population and Organismic BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and SciencesIdaho State UniversityPocatelloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59212-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63900-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59212-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9432
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