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By Paolo D'Odorico,Amilcare Porporato

By combining the research of biotic and abiotic elements of terrestrial ecosystems, this quantity offers a synthesis of fabric on arid and semiarid landscapes, that's at present scattered in a couple of books and magazine articles. the focal point on water-limited ecosystems is influenced by way of their excessive sensitivity to day-by-day, seasonal, and decadal perturbations in water availability, and by means of the ecologic, climatic, and financial value of lots of the world's drylands.

Conceived as a device for scientists operating within the sector of the earth and environmental sciences, this ebook provides the fundamental ideas of eco-hydrology in addition to a extensive spectrum of themes and advances during this examine box. The chapters were contributed via authors with assorted services, who paintings in numerous arid parts around the globe. They describe many of the interactions one of the organic and actual dynamics in dryland ecosystems, ranging from uncomplicated procedures within the soil-vegetation-climate process, to landscape-scale hydrologic and geomorphic methods, ecohydrologic controls on soil nutrient dynamics, and multiscale analyses of disturbances and styles.

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