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New Mexico State University (1983)

Ecology of a sand sage community in southern New Mexico

Atwood TL

Titre : Ecology of a sand sage community in southern New Mexico

Auteur : Atwood TL

Université de soutenance : New Mexico State University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1983

Résumé
Sand sage (Artemisia filifolia Torr.), which is usually found as scattered individuals along arroyos and other more mesic areas in southern New Mexico, was found to be the dominant shrub species on a site in the generally xeric Parker Heights region of the New Mexico State University College Ranch. The site is bordered on the east and southeast by cresotebush (Larrea tridentata (D.C.) Colville), and by mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torr.), elsewhere....It was concluded from the data that the presence of the sand sage can be attributed to the ability of the soil to take up water very rapidly and store relativelly large quantities at greater depths. Therefore, more water is available for plant use on the site than in the surrounding communities.

Mots Clés : Artemisia,community ecology, sand sage, ecology, sand sage community, shrub, shrub, Larrea, shrub, Prosopis

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