Accession Number : AD0680935

Title :   USE OF VEGETATION AS AN INDICATOR FOR SOIL PROPERTIES UNDER DESERT CONDITIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 65-Dec 66,

Corporate Author : NEGEV INST FOR ARID ZONE RESEARCH BEERSHEBA (ISRAEL) DEPT OF GEOBOTANY

Personal Author(s) : Orshan,Gideon ; Gavish,Uri ; Borovic,Ilan

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The report discusses the root systems in sandy deserts as related to soil properties. 13 leading species were excavated and described. These are classified in three types. Soil moisture was measured at two locations in the Negev desert during the summer of 1966 and its use by plants discussed. The effect of sand cover and irrigation on the competition between leading desert psamophytes was examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANTS(BOTANY), SOILS), (*SOILS, DESERTS), (*DESERTS, PLANTS(BOTANY)), CLASSIFICATION, MOISTURE, DISTRIBUTION, PENETRATION, SAND, THICKNESS, CLAY, SILT, LIMESTONE, SURFACE PROPERTIES, ISRAEL

Subject Categories : Biology
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE