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Gradient Analysis of a Sonoran Desert Bajada
Donald L. Phillips and James A. MacMahon
The Southwestern Naturalist
Vol. 23, No. 4 (Dec. 28, 1978), pp. 669-679
Published by: Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3671189
Page Count: 11
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The perennial vegetation of a Sonoran Desert bajada was described in terms of gradients of (i) environmental variables, (ii) species populations, and (iii) community characteristics. Changes in plant species composition along the bajada were related to differences in soil particle size distribution and salinity.
The Southwestern Naturalist © 1978 Southwestern Association of Naturalists