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Morphological and physiological adaptations of desert plants to the abiotic environment

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Some of the most interesting adaptations of plants to their environments are shown by desert plants. One need only think of the cacti of North and Central America, Welwitschia mirabilis of the Namib, ... More


Tamarix and Salinity: An Overview

Michelle K. Ohrtman and Ken D. Lair

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the effect of Tamarix on environmental salinity, including the physiological adaptations for salt tolerance by Tamarix and how it may enhance environmental salt loading. There ... More


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