Resource Pulses in Desert River Habitats: Productivity-Biodiversity Hotspots, or Mirages?

Abstract

Resource pulses in the world's hot deserts are driven largely by rainfall and are highly variable in both time and space. However, run-on areas and drainage lines in arid regions receive more water more often than adjacent habitats, and frequently sustain relatively high levels of primary productivity. These landscape features therefore may support higher… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072690

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