Dryland Ecohydrology

  • Paolo D'Odorico
  • Amilcare Porporato

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Paolo D'ODORICO, Amilcare PORPORATO
    Pages 1-10
  3. FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES AND INTERACTIONS IN THE SOIL-CLIMATE-VEGETATION SYSTEM

    1. Paolo D'ODORICO, Amilcare PORPORATO
      Pages 31-46
    2. Leonardo LOMBARDINI
      Pages 47-65
    3. John D. ALBERTSON, Christopher A. WILLIAMS, Todd M. SCANLON, Nicola MONTALDO
      Pages 67-83
  4. HYDROGEOMORPHOLOGY OF ARID AND SEMIARID LANDSCAPES

    1. Rodger B. GRAYSON, Andrew W. WESTERN, Jeffrey P. WALKER, Durga G. KANDEL, Justin F. COSTELLOE, David J. WILSON
      Pages 109-127
    2. Carlo CAMPOREALE, Paolo PERONA, Luca RIDOLFI
      Pages 161-179
  5. ECOHYDROLOGIC CONTROLS ON NUTRIENT CYCLING

    1. Stefano MANZONI, Amilcare PORPORATO, Paolo D'ODORICO
      Pages 183-199
    2. Howard E. EPSTEIN, José M. PARUELO, Gervasio PIÑEIRO, Ingrid C. BURKE, William K. LAUENROTH3, John E. BARRETT
      Pages 201-216
  6. DISTURBANCES AND PATTERNS IN ARID AND SEMIARID ECOSYSTEMS

    1. Kelly K. CAYLOR1, Herman H. SHUGART
      Pages 259-281
    2. Christelle HÉLY, Samuel ALLEAUME
      Pages 283-301
    3. Fernando T. MAESTRE, James F. REYNOLDS, Elisabeth HUBER-SANNWALD, Jeff HERRICK, Mark STAFFORD SMITH
      Pages 315-332
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 341-349

About this book

Introduction

By combining the analysis of biotic and abiotic components of terrestrial ecosystems, this volume provides a synthesis of material on arid and semiarid landscapes, which is currently scattered in a number of books and journal articles. The focus on water-limited ecosystems is motivated by their high sensitivity to daily, seasonal, and decadal perturbations in water availability, and by the ecologic, climatic, and economic significance of most of the world's drylands.

Conceived as a tool for scientists working in the area of the earth and environmental sciences, this book presents the basic principles of eco-hydrology as well as a broad spectrum of topics and advances in this research field. The chapters have been contributed by authors with different expertise, who work in several arid areas around the world. They describe the various interactions among the biological and physical dynamics in dryland ecosystems, starting from basic processes in the soil-vegetation-climate system, to landscape-scale hydrologic and geomorphic processes, ecohydrologic controls on soil nutrient dynamics, and multiscale analyses of disturbances and patterns.

Keywords

Erosion Oxide Wind climate system ecosystem ecosystems environment geomorphology hydrology nutrient cycling physiology terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo D'Odorico
    • 1
  • Amilcare Porporato
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of VirginiaVirginiaU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of TurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4260-4
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4259-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4260-7
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