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Ecological Studies

Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments

Ecological Processes and Consequences for Management

Editors: Tongway, David J., Valentin, Christian, Seghieri, Josiane (Eds.)

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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 centurys accumulated knowledge of both theoretical and applied landscape functions 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. Chapters are included to discuss the role of modeling in answering questions about the origins and complex processes of banded landscapes. Studies of banded landscapes have yielded valuable lessons for understanding other semi-arid landscapes as well, leading to a knowledge base facilitating sustainable use and rehabilitation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Banded Vegetation Patterns and Related Structures

    d’Herbès, Jean-Marc (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Theories on the Origins, Maintenance, Dynamics, and Functioning of Banded Landscapes

    Tongway, David J. (et al.)

    Pages 20-31

  • Specific Methods of Study

    Seghieri, Josiane (et al.)

    Pages 32-51

  • Runoff and Erosion Processes

    Greene, Richard S. B. (et al.)

    Pages 52-76

  • Soil Water Balance

    Galle, Sylvie (et al.)

    Pages 77-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments
Book Subtitle
Ecological Processes and Consequences for Management
Editors
  • David J. Tongway
  • Christian Valentin
  • Josiane Seghieri
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
149
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0207-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0207-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98839-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6559-7
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 254
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