Ecology of Small Mammals of Deserts and Mountain Ecosystems
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Ecology of Small Mammals of Deserts and Mountain Ecosystems

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Published by Scientific Publishers,India .
Written in English


  • Zoology & animal sciences,
  • Science

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13144028M
ISBN 10817233401X
ISBN 109788172334017

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Deserts are vital in many ways ecologically. Firstly, they are home to 17% of the human population who have adapted or adapted to the various desert biomes. Water is vital to life and although they lack this necessary resource, their unique ecosystems provide survival and resources for the plant and animal species that live there (31). Deserts. Download Citation | Comparative ecology of desert small mammals: a selective review of the past 30 years | Rooted in the conceptual revolutions of the s and s, contemporary research on the. Unlike books that merely identify what plants and animals live in the desert, Desert Ecology is a comprehensive but accessible introduction to how these organisms live where they do. Beginning with an overview of the Intermountain, Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan Deserts, Sowell presents the topographic and the meteorologic conditions that. Some small mammals and their ecology Banana slugs Pacific yew Giant salamanders and other amphibians Mount St Helens Ecological controversy Readings and references 11 Coastal Environments Currents and climates Features and adaptations Rocky seashores and tidal pools Sandy seashores

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