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Desert soil fauna
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Desert soil fauna by John Anthony Wallwork

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Desert animals.,
  • Soil animals.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn A. Wallwork.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL116 .W34 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 296 p. :
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4266092M
ISBN 100030553067
LC Control Number81012030

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J.C.F. Tedrow, in Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, Polar Desert Zone. Polar Desert soils (Haploturbels) generally form on positive relief elements and on sandy/gravelly plains. Desert pavement is usually present where there is an abundance of gravel in the substrate. Maximum Polar Desert soil development is usually confined to open-textured material . Desert soil fauna. by J.L.C. Thompson (Author), A. C. Thompson (Author), John A. Wallwork (Author) & ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Author: A. C. Thompson. Soil Fauna Diversity - Function, Soil Degradation, Biological Indices, Soil Restoration. By Cristina Menta. Submitted: December 2nd Reviewed: June 27th Published: August 29th DOI: /Cited by: A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of one-third of the land surface of the world is arid or includes much of the polar regions where little precipitation .

Desert soils are dry, and tend to have clumpy vegetation. Desert soils form in areas where the demand for water by the atmosphere (evaporation) and plants (transpiration) is much greater than precipitation. Deserts cover 20 to 33% of the Earth’s land surface, and can be found in the tropics, at the poles, and in between. Flora - The fauna of this area is termed as Northern Desert Thorn Forest, consisting of various trees, shrubs and herbs. These plants are prone to wind erosion. Names of some plants found in this desert- Acacia Jacquemontii, Calligonum Polygonoides, Dactyloctenium Scindicum etc. Fauna- This region is rich in diversified flora and fauna. Book: Desert soil fauna. pp pp. Abstract: The following topics are considered: (a) desert types and topography, (b) surface-active fauna, (c) subterranean fauna, (d) the rainfall factor, drought tolerance and the temperature factor, (e) species diversity, and (f) life-styles for by: Fauna is all of the animal life present in a particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is , fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota. Zoologists and paleontologists use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the "Sonoran Desert fauna" or the "Burgess Shale fauna".

Desert soil fauna cab direct, book: desert soil fauna pp pp refapprox abstract: the following topics are considered: (a) desert types and topography, (b) surface active fauna, (c) subterranean fauna, (d) the rainfall factor, drought tolerance and. From the Desert Soil site, looking north into the Jemez mountains. Across the freeway, the badlands landscape is cut into sands and muds of the Santa Fe group (Tertiary-age sediments that fill the Rio Grande rift trough). The Santa Fe sediments are folded slightly into an anticline (concave downward). In book: Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, Edition: 4th, Chapter: Soil Fauna: Occurrence, Biodiversity, and Roles in ecosystem function, .   Desert, any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. It is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of distinctive plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh environment. Learn more .