Mojave River Valley Museum
Glossary of Terms & Definitions
A small area with physical and ecological characteristics that distinguish it from its immediate surrounding area. Syn: Microsite, Microenvironment
Microhabitats. In areas around large boulder piles, vegetation is thicker and more diverse ... Galleta Grass. In the more arid flats, wide spacing is a solution to ...
Pinyon Pine, REGENERATION PROCESSES
The seed characteristics and the microhabitats in which seeds are placed are ... Singleleaf pinyon seedlings survive best in the microhabitat provided by nurse ...
Desert Wash - Desert Habitats
Roadside water runoff can also create a microhabitat of its own. The sacred datura, also called jimson weed or thorn apple, thrives in this water runoff, making it ...
Whiptail Lizard - Desert Wildlife
Different foraging microhabitat preferences by the two species further reduce competition where they coexist. REFERENCES Johnson, C. R. 1969. Observations ...