Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Hardcover | April 12, 2007

EditorMoshe Shachak, James R. Gosz, Stewart T. A. Pickett

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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.

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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 ...

Moshe Shachak is at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Stewart T. A. Pickett is at Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York Botanical Gardens. James R. Gosz is at the University of New Mexico. Avi Perevolotski is with Israel Nature and Natural Parks Protection Authority.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 6.42 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:April 12, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Moshe Shachak, James R. Gosz, Avi Perevolotsky, and Steward T.A. Pickett: Introduction: A Framework for Biodiversity StudiesI. Living Components of Biodiversity: Organisms2. Yoram Ayal, Gary A. Polis, Yael Lubin, and Deborah E. Goldberg: How Can Animal Diversity Be Supported in Low-Productivity Deserts?: The Role of Macrodetritivory and Habitat Physiognomy3. Salit Kark, Sergei Volis, and Ariel Novoplansky: Biodiversity Among Core-Periphery Clines4. William A. Mitchell, Burt P. Kotler, Joel S. Brown, Leon Blaustein, and Sasha R.X. Dall: Species Diversity, Environmental Heterogeneity, and Species Interactions5. Yaron Ziv, Michael L. Rosenzweig, and Robert D. Holt: SHALOM: A Landscape Simulation Model for Understanding Animal Biodiversity6. William Edward Kunin and Jack J. Lennon: Spacial Scale and Species Diversity: Building Species-Area Curves from Species Incidence7. Peter M. Groffman, Eli Zaady, and Moshe Shachak: Microbial Contributions to Biodiversity in Deserts8. Gary A. Polis, Yoram Ayal, Alona Bachi, Sasha R.X. Dall, Deborah E. Goldberg, Robert D. Holt, Salit Kark, Burt P. Kotler, and William A. Mitchell: United Framework I: Interspecific Interactions and Species Diversity in DrylandsII. Ecological Complexes of Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Landscapes9. Moshe Shachak, Stewart T.A. Pickett, and James R. Gosz: Species Diversity and Ecosystem Processes in Water-Limited Systems10. Bertrand Boeken, Yarden Oren, Shlomo Brandywine, and Sol Brand: Linking Species Diversity and Landscape Diversity11. Mark E. Ritchie and Han Olff: The Impact of Animals on Species Diversity in Arid-Land Plant Communities12. Mark E. Ritchie and Han Olff: Resource Partitioning and Biodiversity in Fractal Environments with Applications to Dryland Communities13. Moshe Shachak, Robert Waide, and Peter M. Groffman: Unified Framework II: Ecosystem Processes - A Link Between Species and Landscape DiversityIII. Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management14. David Ward: The Effects of Grazing on Plant Biodiversity in Arid Ecosystems15. Arian Pregenzer, Robert R. Parmenter, Howard Passell, John R. Vande Castle, Thomas K. Budge, and Gregory Michael Bonito: Sustainability in Arid Grasslands: New Technology Applications for Management16. Michael L. Rosenzweig: Reconciliation Ecology and the Future of Species Diversity17. Avi Perevolotsky, Moshe Shachak, and Stewart T.A. Pickett: Management for Biodiversity: Human and Landscape Effects on Dry Environments18. Anna A. Sher, Bruce M. Kahn, and Christopher R. Dickman: United Framework III: Human Interactions with Biodiversity19. Moshe Shachak, James R. Gosz, Avi Perevolotsky, and Stewart T.A. Pickett: Toward a United Framework in Biodiversity Studies