Plants of Desert Dunes

  • AvinoamĀ Danin

Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Avinoam Danin
    Pages 1-1
  3. Avinoam Danin
    Pages 3-19
  4. Avinoam Danin
    Pages 21-24
  5. Avinoam Danin
    Pages 25-29
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-177

About this book


Based on three decades of field experience in southwest Asia, southern Africa, and the southwest United States, the author summarizes the major adaptations of plants to desert dunes. This integrative study of plant and diaspore morphology, reactive growth, life cycles, and environmental factors explains and predicts plant distribution. Many kinds of dune syndromes, plant case studies and vegetation transects are discussed and illustrated to clarify the significance of adaptations to specific habitat factors. Although the focus is on vascular plants, the development of microbiotic soil crust, its function, and its composition are discussed as well.


Geomorphologie adaptation adaptions, desert desert development dunes ecology ecology, plants environment geomorphology growth plant plants soil vegetation

Authors and affiliations

  • AvinoamĀ Danin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Evolution, Systematics, and Ecology The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life SciencesThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64636-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60975-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9432
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