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Editors: Juan Guevara and Chandrakasan Sivaperuman (Argentinean Institute for Arid Land Research (AIALR) and Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National University of Cuyo) and Eduardo Grünwaldt (AIALR and Argentinean Institute of Nivology)
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This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of the fauna, flora and environmental characteristics of desert life. Topics discussed include the conservation status and diversity of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and bird populations in the Thar Desert of India; desert pupfish in Death Valley; floral diversity, threats and conservation in the Nara Desert of Pakistan; mollusc fauna and its ecology in the Indian desert and sustainable beef cattle production in the desert environment of Mendoza, Argentina. (Imprint: Nova)


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Seabuckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides L.) A Golden Bush: Its Genetic Diversity Characterization and Breeding Scope
(Gyan P. Mishra, Ashutosh A. Murkute, Jitendra Kumar, Manish S. Bhoyar, Rajwant K Kalia, R.B. Srivastava, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, DRDO, India, and others) pp.1-22

Studies on Diversity of Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles of the Thar Desert with Conservation Status
(Akhlaq Husain, Gaurav Sharma, Zoological Survey of India, Rajasthan, India)pp.23-52

Floral Diversity, Threats and Conservation Measures: A Case Study from the Nara Desert, Pakistan
(Rahmatullah Qureshi, Department of Botany, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan)pp.53-78

Species Composition and Abundance of Bird Populations in the Thar Desert, India
(C. Sivaperuman, Zoological Survey of India, Andaman & Nicobar Regional Centre, India) pp.79-102

Mollusc Fauna and its Ecology in the Indian Desert
(M.M. Saxena, Department of Zoology, Dungar College, Bikaner, India) pp.103-114

The Desert Environment of Mendoza, Argentina: Status and Prospects for Sustainable Beef Cattle Production
(J.C. Guevara, E.G. Grünwald, Argentinean Institute for Arid Land Research (IADIZA-CONICET), Argentina, and others) pp.115-128

Dynamic in Rodent Communities’ Affects Temporal Niche
(Elke Scheibler, University Stuttgart, Biological Institute, Dept. Animal Physiology, Pfaffenwaldring, Stuttgart, Germany) pp.129-138

Encyrtidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from the Thar Desert, India
(Sarfrazul Islam Kazmi, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India) pp.139-154

Eulophidae and Eupelmidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Indian Thar Desert
(P. Girish Kumar, S.I. Kazmi, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India) pp.155-164

Coleoptera (Insecta) Fauna from the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India
(S.I. Kazmi, N. Tak, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India)
pp.165-176

Collembola (Hexapoda) from the Thar Desert, India
(G.P. Mandal, S.I. Kazmi, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India)pp.177-185

Lepidoptera (Insecta) Fauna from the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India
(N. Tak, S.I. Kazmi, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India pp.177-184

Index pp.185

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      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10, 188pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-977-2
   Status: AV
  
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