The Resource Vegetation Ecology of Socotra, by Gary Brown, Bruno Mies, (electronic resource)

Vegetation Ecology of Socotra, by Gary Brown, Bruno Mies, (electronic resource)

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Vegetation Ecology of Socotra
Title
Vegetation Ecology of Socotra
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by Gary Brown, Bruno Mies
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Socotra Archipelago is a regional biodiversity hotspot with a high degree of endemism, and it is for this reason that it is often referred to as the “Galápagos of the Indian Ocean”. Although its unique flora has received much attention recently, little information is available on the vegetation and related ecological aspects. Based on their own extensive field experience of the region, the authors have assimilated a vast amount of knowledge to produce this book, which gives a detailed insight into the plant ecology of Socotra, designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2003, and as a World Heritage Site in 2008. The book is divided into seven chapters. After a brief introduction and overviews of important abiotic features, various aspects of the vascular flora are discussed in Chapter 4, such as biogeography, endemism, dispersal and vicariance, followed by summaries of the bryophyte and lichen flora, including up-to-date checklists of species. Ecology and adaptive strategies of the plants are outlined in Chapter 5, with an emphasis on the arid-land ecosystems, and Chapter 6 gives a concise description of the main vegetation units along an altitudinal gradient, from sea-level to the high mountain peaks at ca. 1550 m. At lower altitudes, desert communities and succulent scrub vegetation dominate, but with increasing elevation, woodland and forest become more prevalent. The final chapter addresses important management issues for the flora and vegetation, issues which, given the rapidly increasing anthropogenic pressures, are critical to preserving as much of the natural heritage of the archipelago as possible. Throughout the book, comparisons are made with the situation in other parts of the world, and in particular, the close affinities with Dhofar in southern Oman and the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa are underlined
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Brown, Gary
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900
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English
LC call number
QK900-989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Mies, Bruno.
Series statement
Plant and Vegetation,
Series volume
7
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  • Plant Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation biology
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Plant Ecology
  • Community & Population Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation Biology/Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Plant Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography
Label
Vegetation Ecology of Socotra, by Gary Brown, Bruno Mies, (electronic resource)
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Description based upon print version of record
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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text
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Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Topography, Climate and Soils -- 3. Geology -- 4. Flora and Biogeography -- 5. Ecology and Adaptive Strategies -- 6. Vegetation -- 7. Environmental Management -- Appendix 1. List of vascular plant species of the Socotra archipelago -- Appendix 2. List of bryophytes of Socotra -- Appendix 3. List of lichens of Socotra -- References -- Index
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2012.
Extent
1 online resource (382 p.)
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online
Isbn
9786613697844
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computer
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-4141-6
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remote
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  • (CKB)2550000000103444
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  • (OCoLC)794555003
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Label
Vegetation Ecology of Socotra, by Gary Brown, Bruno Mies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Topography, Climate and Soils -- 3. Geology -- 4. Flora and Biogeography -- 5. Ecology and Adaptive Strategies -- 6. Vegetation -- 7. Environmental Management -- Appendix 1. List of vascular plant species of the Socotra archipelago -- Appendix 2. List of bryophytes of Socotra -- Appendix 3. List of lichens of Socotra -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2012.
Extent
1 online resource (382 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613697844
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-4141-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000103444
  • (EBL)973897
  • (OCoLC)794555003
  • (SSID)ssj0000682245
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11409941
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000682245
  • (PQKBWorkID)10677431
  • (PQKB)10977040
  • (DE-He213)978-94-007-4141-6
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC973897
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000103444

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