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Biodiversity in Drylands, the first internationally based synthesis volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Series, unifies the concepts of species and landscape diversity with respect to deserts. Within this framework, the book treats several emerging themes, among them:· how animal biodiversity can be supported in deserts· diversity's relation to habitat structure, environmental variability, and species interactions· the relation between spatial scale and diversity· how to use a landscape simulation model to understand diversity· microbial contributions to biodiversity in deserts · species diversity and ecosystem processes· resource partitioning and biodiversity in fractal environments· effects of grazing on biodiversity· reconciliation ecology and the future of conservation managementIn the face of global change, integration is crucial for dealing with the problem of sustaining biodiversity. This book promises to be a vital resource for students, researchers, and managers interested in integrative species, resource, and landscape diversities.
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Moshe Shahal (Hebrew: משה שחל, born 20 May 1934) is a former Israeli politician.
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