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The role of animals in an arid ecosystem: snails and isopods as controllers of soil formation, erosion and desalinization

Arid ecosystems

Auteurs :
SHACHAK, M.
JONES, C.G.
BRAND, S.
BLUME, H.-P.
BERKOWICZ, S.M.

Description :
The AA. use the snails and isopods as case studies to examine: 1) the relationships between activities of animals and abiotic resource dynamics. Here the concept of ecological flow chains is used to explicitly interrelate the flows of energy and materials controlled by biotic and abiotic factors; 2) the relationship between animal density to the spatial and temporal dynamics of soil formation.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena Verlag: Advances in geoecology, 1995, n°. 28, p. 37-50, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 23 ref.

Date :
1995

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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