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Desert ecology

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View Resource Desert Life in the American Southwest

DesertUSA.com (DUSA) provides this interesting site, offering a plethora of general information on the deserts of the United States. Designed as an educational tool for discovering "the beauty, life and culture of North American deserts," the site contains illustrated text, factual summaries, virtual reality tours, movie/audio clips, and stories. All materials focus on desert-related topics,...

http://www.desertusa.com/life.html
View Resource The Algodones Dunes, California

The Center for Biological Diversity blends "conservation biology with litigation, policy advocacy, and an innovative strategic vision" in efforts to protect endangered species and wild places, focusing on the western US. This Web site contains a slide show of images from the Algodones Dunes, California's largest dune system. The fourteen slides show images of the area's natural history and...

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/swcbd/PROGRAMS/deserts/al...
View Resource Biological Soil Crusts

Biological soil crust probably isn't the first thing that springs to mind when snapping that photo of the Delicate Arch at Arches National Park. However, without the algae, mosses, cyanobacteria, and other tiny organisms that inhabit the surface of desert soils, places like Arches and other arid environments would be quite different. The US Geological Survey provides an online guide to biological...

http://www.soilcrust.org/
View Resource Desert Research Institute: Research

Operating as the nonprofit research campus of the University and Community College System of Nevada, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) conducts more than $27 million in environmental research each year with the help of its approximately 400 research faculty and support staff. The informational research page of the main Web site offers descriptions; publications; links; and other relevant facts...

http://www.dri.edu/research
View Resource Geography Action! Habitats: Home Sweet Home

National Geographic's Geography Action! is an "annual conservation and awareness program designed to educate and excite people about our natural, cultural, and historic treasures." This year the theme is Habitats: Home Sweet Home. Just as there are an amazing variety of habitats on the planet, so does this Web site have an amazing variety of features. In addition to habitat-specific lesson plans...

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geography-action/habitats....
View Resource Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Programs and Research

This website presents the research activities of the pioneering Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The Museum's research foci include such areas as community and whole-organism biology, habitat conservation promotion, and interdisciplinary studies. The site links to information about current and past projects, information about the staff, and an extensive list of staff publications spanning several...

http://www.desertmuseum.org/center/research.php