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Evolution of Desert Biota


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction (David W. Goodall)
  • 2. The Origin and Floristic Affinities of the South American Temperate Desert and Semidesert Regions (Otto T. Solbrig)
  • 3. The Evolution of Australian Desert Plants (John S. Beard)
  • 4. Evolution of Arid Vegetation in Tropical America (Guillermo Sarmiento)
  • 5. Adaptation of Australian Vertebrates to Desert Conditions (A. R. Main)
  • 6. Species and Guild Similarity of North American Desert Mammal Faunas: A Functional Analysis of Communities (James A. MacMahon)
  • 7. The Evolution of Amphibian Life Histories in the Desert (Bobbi S. Low)
  • 8. Adaptation of Anurans to Equivalent Desert Scrub of North and South America (W. Frank Blair)
  • Notes on the Contributors
  • Index

About the Author

David W. Goodall was director of the US1IBP Desert Biome Program from its inception until 1973 and is now an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Natural Sciences at Edith Cowan University in Australia.

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