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The Karoo: Ecological Patterns and Processes
The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • Kirk A. Moloney, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
6-1-2000
Abstract

This book consists of chapters that examine a wide range of topics concerning the ecology of the little known, arid karoo of South Arica: "a vast region of rugged landscapes and low treeless vegetation" (p xxi). The karoo has a very high level of species diver sity and endemism, particularly the flora that "probably exceeds 7000 species of which up to 50% are endemic" (p 44). This fact alone makes the karoo an extremely interesting ecological system suitable of book-length treatment, particularly if it is well done, as in this case.

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This is a book review from The Quarterly Review of Biology 75 (2000): 209. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
The University of Chicago Press
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Kirk A. Moloney. "The Karoo: Ecological Patterns and Processes" The Quarterly Review of Biology Vol. 75 Iss. 2 (2000) p. 209
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kirk-moloney/9/