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: DT how animal biodiversity can be supported in deserts DT diversity's relation to habitat structure, environmental variability, and species interactions DT the relation between spatial scale and diversity DT how to use a landscape simulation model to understand diversity DT microbial contributions to biodiversity in deserts DT species diversity and ecosystem processes DT resource partitioning and biodiversity in fractal environments DT effects of grazing on biodiversity DT 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.For example, we ask how changes in the number and properties of habitats in a landscape affect the number and properties of ... This generates the fourth focal question: How does the organization of an assemblage of ecological entities control ecosystem ... Any biodiversity management is a manipulation of landscape diversity, succession, ecosystem processes, and species diversity ( Pickett et al. 1997anbsp;...
|Title||:||Biodiversity in Drylands : Toward a Unified Framework|
|Author||:||Moshe Shachak Professor of Ecology Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, James R. Gosz Professor of Biology University of New Mexico, Millbrook Stewart T. A. Pickett Senior Scientist and Plant Ecologist Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York, Avi Perevolotsky Chief Scientist Nature and Parks Authority of Israel|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2004-11-11|