5 edition of Vegetation and Climate Interactions in Semi-Arid Regions (Advances in Vegetation Science(discontinued)) found in the catalog.
January 24, 2007
Written in English
|Contributions||A. Henderson-Sellers (Editor), A.J Pitman (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||244|
Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions. By A. (ed.) Topics: VEGETATION, PLANT COVER, CLIMATE, SOIL DEGRADATION. Vegetation and Animals. Semi-arid climate receives very minimal rainfall that can support large vegetations or forests. The regions experiencing semi-arid climate are characterized by small plants like shrubs and grasses. Some plants in the semi-arid areas may have similar adaptation to the desert plants to help them reduce water loss due to.
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“Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semi-arid Regions is a deep and far-reaching survey of all four steppe areas. Richly illustrated and packed with information about plants, history, geography, and geology, it brings together the talents of five outstanding horticulturists Day by day, our world is becoming more steppe-like Reviews: The semi‐arid northeast Brazil region, which had a winter circulation, also conforms with Charney's () hypothesis. However, the Great Plains region was an exception. There the total precipitation in two simulations was unchanged, as was the total cloudiness.
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The chapters in this section place the problems of vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions into the context which recur throughout the book. First, Verstraete and Schwartz review desertification as a process of global change evaluating both the human and climatic factors.
Abstract: The chapters in this section place the problems of vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions into the context which recur throughout the book.
These regions are very sensitive to a variety of physical, chemical and biological degradation processes collectively called desertification. Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions by Ann Henderson-Sellers,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
On the stability of the atmosphere-vegetation system in the Sahara/Sahel region. Geophys. Brovkin, V. et al.
Simulated climate–vegetation interaction in semi-arid regions Cited by: We found that perennial species richness increased as the climate became more favorable for plant growth.
The biome transition zone was more similar to the Chihuahuan desert grassland site in most climate and vegetation characteristics, partly because of. Land-atmosphere interaction in semi-arid regions. of land surface and climate models, land-atmosphere interaction processes over the arid and semi-arid regions of northern China were.
In book: Semi-Arid Environments: Agriculture, Water Supply and Vegetation, Chapter: Semi-Arid Vegetation in Brazil: Biodiversity, Impacts and Management, Publisher: Nova Publishers, Editors: Kara.
The present study provides a possible explanation for Kroepelin´s reconstructed shifts in vegetation and climate in northern Africa several thousand years ago and focusses on the tropical. This book examines the problems and Vegetation and Climate Interactions in Semi-Arid Regions book involved in man's use of semi-arid areas.
The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics). Jonathan Adams provides a readable, accessible account of the way in which the world’s plant life partly controls its own environment.
Starting from the broad patterns in vegetation which have classically been seen as a passive response to climate, the book builds up from the local scale - microclimates produced by plants - to the regional and global scale.
"Vegetation-Climate Interaction is a wonderfully simple yet elegant treatise on how vegetation patterns are closely linked to the global environment. The book is liberally laced with useful figures and photos that contribute greatly to making the complex topics understandable.
According to the University of California Museum Of Paleontology, semi-arid deserts have approximately 1 to inches of rainfall a year, while dry deserts receive less than about a half inch of rainfall. In the United States, semi-arid deserts are found in the sagebrush areas of Utah and Montana as well as portions of the Great Basin Desert.
First, the process of regional land surface–atmosphere interaction, or the soil moisture–precipitation interaction process in the arid and semi‐arid regions of China requires further study. These key problems, if addressed, would help towards a better understanding of land–atmosphere interaction against the current climate background.
 Arid and semiarid regions represent a large fraction of global land, but most of the existing dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) do not include shrubs or do not effectively distinguish shrubs from grasses, and hence cannot realistically reproduce the ecosystem formation and variability there.
A shrub submodel is developed here for the Community Land Model–DGVM (CLM‐DGVM), and the. To date, numerous studies have explored the use of satellite-based phenology measurements for evaluating the interactions with climate variability, most of which were conducted in grasslands, and in temperate and boreal forest regions (Prasad et al.,Yang et al.,Horion et al., ).
But few studies ventured into the subalpine. semi-arid regions of China, to document regional patterns of Holocene vegetation and climate changes on millennial scale, and to understand the large-scale controls of these changes.
Building upon an earlier synthesis (Zhao et al., b) that was published in a book mainly focusing on human adaptation and impacts in arid China, this paper. Land surface temperature (LST) can fully reflect the water–heat exchange cycle of the earth surface that is important for the study of environmental change.
There is little research on LST in the semi-arid region of Abha-Khamis-Mushyet, which has a complex topography. The study used LST data, retrieved from ASTER data in semi-arid mountain areas and discussed its relationship with land use. Hydrothermal and climatic conditions determine vegetation productivity and its dynamic changes.
However, the legacy effect and the causal relationships between these climatic variables and vegetation growth are still unclear, especially in the dry regions. Based on multi-statistical methods, including bivariate correlation analysis and composite Granger causality tests, we investigated the.
Semiarid or Semi-Arid means "somewhat dry". Semiarid climate is found around the edges of Arid climate and serves as a transition from Arid to another climate.
This is a dry climate that has fluctuating amounts of precipitation, which can often result in drought. Occasional drought can be a very dangerous place for human settlement.
Water and climate change adaptation, 9: This perspective document focuses on the arid and semi-arid regions of the world and intends to provide input to address adaptation to the consequences of climate variability and change in the short and long term in these regions.
It aims to: (i) provide an. Introduction. Plant species associations are a fundamental aspect of plant community ecology –.Analyses of plant species associations provide information about environmental heterogeneity, biotic interactions and patterns of seed dispersal –.This information is of particular interest in semi-arid plant communities where vegetation often occurs in patches.
Salinity stress is one of the most vital abiotic stresses which results in significant damages of agricultural production, particularly in arid and semi-arid areas of the world.
Salinity causes by high accumulation of soluble salt, especially NaCl in soil and water. Salinity hampers the growth and survival of many field crops such as rice, wheat, maize, cotton, sugarcane, and sorghum.
CAM plants exhibit the highest water-use efficiencies in plants which enable them to do well in water-limited environments, such as semi-arid deserts. With the exceptions of pineapple and a few agave species, such as the tequila agave, CAM plants are relatively unexploited in terms of human use for food and energy resources.