Distribution of the Boojum Tree, Idria columnaris on the Coast of Sonora, Mexico as Influenced by Climate

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/550747
Title:
Distribution of the Boojum Tree, Idria columnaris on the Coast of Sonora, Mexico as Influenced by Climate
Author:
Humphrey, Robert R.; Marx, David B.
Affiliation:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
1980
Abstract:
In a previous study a possible relationship between climate, largely relative humidity, and the restricted distribution of Idria columnaris Kellogg in an area near the Gulf of California coast in Sonora, Mexico was proposed. This hypothesis has been tested and, to a degree at least, confirmed here by supportive data. Precipitation data from 4 stations for a 5-year period and relative humidity records for from 33-38 months indicate a positive correlation between high relative humidity and the occurrence of Idria. There was no correlation between either temperature or total annual precipitation and Idria occurrence. The establishment of Idria in this arid environment appears to be possible only where the limited precipitation is combined with a persistently high humidity.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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dc.contributor.authorHumphrey, Robert R.en
dc.contributor.authorMarx, David B.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-27T20:54:36Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-27T20:54:36Zen
dc.date.issued1980en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/550747en
dc.description.abstractIn a previous study a possible relationship between climate, largely relative humidity, and the restricted distribution of Idria columnaris Kellogg in an area near the Gulf of California coast in Sonora, Mexico was proposed. This hypothesis has been tested and, to a degree at least, confirmed here by supportive data. Precipitation data from 4 stations for a 5-year period and relative humidity records for from 33-38 months indicate a positive correlation between high relative humidity and the occurrence of Idria. There was no correlation between either temperature or total annual precipitation and Idria occurrence. The establishment of Idria in this arid environment appears to be possible only where the limited precipitation is combined with a persistently high humidity.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleDistribution of the Boojum Tree, Idria columnaris on the Coast of Sonora, Mexico as Influenced by Climateen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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