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Regeneration of Plants in Arid Ecosystems Resulting from Patch Disturbance

  • Authors
  • Yitzchak Gutterman

Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yitzchak Gutterman
    Pages 1-42
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 217-246

About this book

Introduction

The main subject of this book is the interaction between diggings created by porcupines when consuming geophytes, and their influences on annual and perennial vegetation in a desert biome. The accumulation of run-off water in diggings and depressions made by animals increases the carrying capacity of these microhabitats in the desert biome.
The accumulation of run-off water does not only benefit the natural vegetation; a system of human-made depressions can be evolved to increase the catchment of the run-off water that is typical to many desert habitats, and can lead to run-off agriculture in such areas.
This book will be of interest to anyone working in the fields of development of deserts from the ecological point of view, water resources, soil protection and erosion, plant ecophysiology and settlement, and agronomy. It will be helpful to students, researchers, teachers, and anyone interested in any of these areas.

Keywords

Erosion biome development ecosystem physiology vegetation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9630-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5619-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9630-5
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