oa Madoqua - Structure and pattern of the Namib Desert dune ecosystem at Gobabeb
|Article Title||Structure and pattern of the Namib Desert dune ecosystem at Gobabeb|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1980|
|Pages||3 - 39|
|Keyword(s)||Climate, Coprophages, Detritivores, Dunes, Ecology, Endemism, Fossorial activity, Habitat, Invertebrates, Namaqualand, Omnivores, Parasitoids, Physical environment, Plains, Predators, Savanna, Scavengers, Site map, Space-time niches, Substrate, Trapping, Vegetation and Vertebrates|
Composition and patterns of the main biotic and abiotic components or the system are outlined. Notes on biology and ecology of 127 recorded animal species are given, with special attention to the apterous arthropods which dominate the system. The results of a one-year trapping survey are used to illustrate habitat preferences, diet activity cycles and seasonal occurrences of the majority of the species. Endemism and geographical distribution of the beetle fauna are discussed.
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