semidesert


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semidesert

[¦sem·i′dez·ərt]
(ecology)
An area intermediate in character and often located between a desert and a grassland or woodland.
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The aim of our research was to evaluate whether these predicted and observed responses in desert and plains grasslands would also apply to the semidesert grasslands found in the Paint Gap Hills of Big Bend National Park (Big Bend NP), Brewster County, Texas.
The contribution of rodents, especially voles, to the Great Horned Owl diet, both by numbers and by biomass, clearly declined along the vegetation gradient, being highest in the farmland and lowest in the semidesert.
We crested a pass of low lying semidesert vegetation to see below us a vast high veldt prairie of undulating hills covered with dry grass and often capped with barren outcroppings of granite.
The preciousness of water in this semidesert state is something that has escaped the attention of California's politicians.
The origin and floristic affinities of the South American temperate desert and semidesert regions, pp.
The vista is dry, rocky, semidesert, agrarian, isolated, and uninhabited.
For desert or semidesert conditions with no agricultural development and bare soils, [K.
Found from the lower tip of the Baja Peninsula to the southern part of British Columbia, the California species manages to thrive in a variety of habitats ranging from semidesert covered with sagebrush to tropical forest.
This species is native to steppe and semidesert regions of Eurasia and, although introduced into the USA in 1927, its potential in range seeding programs was not recognized until the 1950s (Hanson, 1972).
The setting is familiar: semidesert redneck country where college chums Adam and Harley not only upset the redneck locals - a motley collection of amputees with one brain cell between them - but also M.