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In most climatic regions, the growth of ecological knowledge for terrestrial and limnological components of landscapes have roughly occurred in tandem. But at a time when the world's deserts are increasingly used for human development. and particularly so along water courses, knowledge of how stream ecosystems function within semi-add landscapes has seriously lagged the productive history of terrestrial research there. How terrestrial and limnological components interact within semi-arid landscapes will elude a useful scientific understanding of semi-arid landscapes and will preclude wise landscape management policies as long as semi-arid fluvial ecosystems in general, and ephemeral streams in particular, remain poorly understood.

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UNM Biology Department

First Committee Member (Chair)

Manuel C. Molles Jr.

Second Committee Member

Clifford N. Dahm

Third Committee Member

Clifford S. Crawford

Fourth Committee Member

MIchael E. Campana

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