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xeric

(zĕr′ĭk, zîr′-)
adj.
Of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat.

xer′i·cal·ly adv.
xe·ric′i·ty (zĕ-rĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Riparian taxa and -to a lesser extent- nitrophilous taxa experimented an increase, while xeric taxa shows a sharp decline, indicating an improvement in weather conditions with higher temperatures and precipitations that allowed the recovery of these forests.
All nest locations were in xeric Ponderosa Pine/Douglas-fir forest along a ridge in the Marshall Canyon watershed.
Williams NJ: A survey of the small vertebrates of a xeric upper coastal plain habitat in Baldwin County, Georgia.
As part of these surveys, the grasshopper fauna of three habitats (cedar glades, xeric limestone prairies, and cedar hardwood forests) of conservation concern were sampled extensively to document the fauna of these endangered habitats.
The genus Eligmodontia (Cuvier, 1837) is characteristic of the arid lands of South America and possesses several anatomical and physiological adaptations for xeric environments (Diaz & Ojeda, 1999).
Ecologically, the area is an agricultural plain with a minor representation of xeric habitats towards its eastern border.
3 Something that's xeric is of, pertaining to, or adapted to what type of environment?
Crotaphytus bicinctores frequents xeric rocky habitat in southeastern and extreme northeastern California, much of Nevada, western and northern Arizona, western and central Utah, southeastern Oregon and western Idaho (McGuire 1996).
The northeast area consisted of four major plant communities: 1) mesic forest, 2) xeric forest, 3) xeric grassland and 4) logged forest as defined by Stewart et al.
The soils comprise aquic, aridic, ustic, and xeric moisture regimes and mesic, thermic, and hyperthemic temperature regimes (Banaei 1998), and have developed on piedmont plains, alluvial plains, plateaux, and lowlands.
Losses in weight from buried, detritus filled mesh bags allow comparisons of decomposition dynamics between hydric, mesic and semiarid or xeric moisture regimes.
The Western Australia Mallee shrub lies to the west, the Little Sandy Desert to the northwest, the Gibson Desert and the Central Ranges xeric shrub lands to the north, the Tirari and Sturt Stony deserts to the east, and the Nullarbor Plain to the south separating it from the Southern Ocean.