Further Reading

Belnap J, Prasse R, and Harper KT (2001) Influence of biological soli crusts on soil environments and vascular plants. In: Belnap J and Lange OL (eds.) Biological Soil Crusts: Structure, Function, and Management, pp. 281-300. Berlin: Springer.

Evenari M, Schulze E-D, Lange O, Kappen L, and Buschbom U (1976) Plant production in arid and semi-arid areas. In: Lange OL, Kappen L, and Schulze E-D (eds.) Water and Plant Life - Problems and Modern Approaches, pp. 439-451. Berlin: Springer.

Evenari M, Shanan L, and Tadmor N (1971) The Negev. The Challenge of a Desert. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Fonteyn J and Mahall BE (1981) An experimental analysis of structure in a desert plant community. Journal of Ecology 69: 883-896.

Fowler N (1986) The role of competition in plant communities in arid and semiarid regions. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 17: 89-110.

McAuliffe JR (1994) Landscape evolution, soil formation, and ecological patterns and processes in Sonoran Desert bajadas. Ecological Monographs 64: 111-148.

Noy-Meir I (1973) Desert ecosystems: Environment and producers. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 4: 25-41.

Petrov MP (1976) Deserts of the World. New York: Wiley.

Polis GA (ed.) (1991) The Ecology of Desert Communities. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Rundel PW and Gibson AC (1996) Ecological Communities and Processes in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem: Rock Valley, Nevada. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schmidt-Nielsen K (1964) Desert Animals: Physiological Problems of Heat and Water. London: Oxford University Press.

Shmida A (1985) Biogeography of the desert flora. In: Evenari M, Noy-Meir I, and Goodall DW (eds.) Hot Deserts and Arid Shrublands, pp. 23-88. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Smith SD, Monson RK, and Anderson JE (1997) Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants. Berlin: Springer.

Sowell J (2001) Desert Ecology: An Introduction to Life in the

Arid Southwest. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press. Whitford WG (2002) Ecology of Desert Systems. San Diego: Academic Press.

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