In desert riparian ecosystems, rivers provide free water but access to that water diminishes with distance producing a steep gradient in the relative importance of water for growth and reproduction of riparian animals and hence, their biodiversity. Previous work suggests that water limited riparian predators eat more prey to meet their water demand where free water is not available.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-19)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Biology