Accession Number : ADA095159


Title :   Vegetation and Terrain Relationships in South-Central New Mexico and Western Texas


Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1978-1979


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Satterwhite, Melvin B ; Ehlen, Judy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a095159.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 232


Abstract : Relationships between landforms and plant communities for a 650,000 hectare area in the Chihuahuan Desert; New Mexico and Texas, were studied using aerial photography and field observations. Techniques used showed that plant communities were associated with definite landform units, and with the soil depth, texture, and moisture characteristics in the various units. Four major landform-soil units were identified on which a specific plant community was found, accounting for more than 30 percent of the community's distribution.


Descriptors :   *LANDFORMS , *PLANTS(BOTANY) , SOILS , SAMPLING , NEW MEXICO , AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS , FIELD CONDITIONS , MOISTURE , DESERTS , TEXAS


Subject Categories : Ecology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE