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Title Ecology of Sonoran Desert plants and plant communities / edited by Robert H. Robichaux.

Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  581.754097917 ECOL    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Diversity and Affinities of the Flora of the Sonoran Floristic Province / Steven P. McLaughlin and Janice E. Bowers -- 2. Vegetation and Habitat Diversity at the Southern Edge of the Sonoran Desert / Alberto Burquez, Angelina Martinez-Yrizar and Richard S. Felger [et al.] -- 3. The Sonoran Desert: Landscape Complexity and Ecological Diversity / Joseph R. McAuliffe -- 4. Population Ecology of Sonoran Desert Annual Plants / D. Lawrence Venable and Catherine E. Pake -- 5. Form and Function of Cacti / Park S. Nobel and Michael E. Loik -- 6. Ecological Genetics of Cactophilic Drosophila / William J. Etges, William R. Johnson and Garry A. Duncan [et al.] -- 7. Ecological Consequences of Agricultural Development in a Sonoran Desert Valley / Laura L. Jackson and Patricia W. Comus -- 8. Deep History and a Wilder West / Paul S. Martin.
Summary This book offers an accessible introduction to Sonoran Desert ecology. Eight original essays by Sonoran Desert specialists provide an overview of the practice of ecology at landscape, community, and organism levels. The essays explore the rich diversity of plant life in the Sonoran Desert and the ecological patterns and processes that underlie it. They also reveal the history and scientific legacy of the Desert Laboratory in Tucson, which has conducted research on the Sonoran Desert since 1903.
Other author Robichaux, Robert Hall.
Subject Desert plants -- Ecology -- Sonoran Desert.
Plant communities -- Sonoran Desert.
ISBN 0816518696 (cloth : acid-free paper)