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Development of Wetland Plant Communities

Rebecca R. Sharitz and Steven C. Pennings

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Plant communities in different types of wetlands vary greatly in species composition, species richness, and productivity. They are influenced to varying degrees by a long list of abiotic factors ... More


Population and Community Ecology

Alfonso Valiente-Banuet and Héctor Godínez-Alvarez

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti show considerable diversity of life form in tropical and subtropical America. Species diversity increases considerably toward the tropics, Mexico being the most important center, with 850 ... More


Scales of Change in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Kristine L. Metzger, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Sandy Macfarlane, Michael Coughenour, and Junyan Ding

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes what is known about the abiotic environment of the Serengeti ecosystem as it changes over different scales. This chapter first looks at the broad scale, then looks at physical ... More


Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands: An Introduction

Darold P. Batzer and Rebecca R. Sharitz

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Wetland ecology incorporates the interactions of biota (plants, animals, microbes) with the unique physical and chemical environment present in wetlands. Wetlands are foremost geologic features, and ... More


The Biology of Deserts

David Ward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary and applied focus. Deserts are defined by their arid conditions. Deserts are widespread ... More


Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Tidal Influences

Elizabeth Burke Watson

in Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520274297
eISBN:
9780520954014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274297.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the physical factors that shape tidal-marsh landscapes in the San Francisco estuary and discusses functional classes of landscape elements. Physical processes covered include ... More


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