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Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments By David J. Tongway

Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments by David J. Tongway

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Aerial photography has revealed the striking, widespread phenomenon of repeating patterns of vegetation in more arid areas of the world. Various chapters discuss the role of modeling in answering questions about the origins and complex processes of banded landscapes.

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Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments Summary

Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments: Ecological Processes and Consequences for Management by David J. Tongway

Aerial photography has revealed the striking, widespread phenomenon of repeating patterns of vegetation in more arid areas of the world. Two interdependent phases, bands of dense and sparse vegetation, alternate in the landscape. This volume synthesizes half a century's accumulated knowledge of both theoretical and applied landscape function from a variety of these regions. It covers structure, dynamics, and methods of study, as well as disturbances to these landscapes and relevant management issues. Various chapters discuss the role of modeling in answering questions about the origins and complex processes of banded landscapes.

Table of Contents

Banded vegetation patterns and related structures * Theories on the origins, maintenance, dynamics and functioning of banded landscapes * Specific methods of study * Runoff and Erosion Processes * Soil Water balance * Soil Biota in Banded Landscapes * Vegetation dynamics: recruitment and regeneration in two-phase mosaics * Multiscale Modelling of Vegetation Bands * Landscape Models for Banded Vegetation Genesis * Productivity of patterned vegetation * Towards Improved Management of Arid and Semi-Arid Banded Landscapes * Banded landscapes: Ecological Developments and Management Consequences

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NLS9781461265597
9781461265597
1461265592
Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments: Ecological Processes and Consequences for Management by David J. Tongway
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2012-09-09
254
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