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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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decreasing from saturated conditions in early spring to xeric conditions
Under these conditions, scrub habitat will succeed to a xeric hardwood-forest dominated landscape (Wright and Bailey 1982, Myers 1990).
Xeric land types have frequent fires, and there are boundary effects where fires can move onto more mesic land types.
The second axis (5.7%) is very similar to the second one of the CA ordination: a strong opposition between, on the one hand, chalky grasslands and, on the other hand, xeric heathlands and contaminated grasslands.
ElectriCITY has been instrumental in the development of Hammarby Sjostad-a notable example of sustainable city development in Sweden, while XERIC was founded in 2011 by a group of experienced managers from the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson.
A total of 26.547 individuals were found on plants in the xeric environment (18.38 [+ or -] 1,31 SE eggs per leaf, 5.49 [+ or -] 0,84 SE L1-L3 larvae per leaf, 0.68 [+ or -] 0.23 L4-L5 larvae per leaf, and 0.2 [+ or -] 0,01 pupae per leaf); 12,228 in the intermediate environment (13.24 [+ or -] 1.3 SE eggs per leaf, 0.69 [+ or -] 0.18 SE L1L3 larvae per leaf, 0.08 [+ or -] 0.3 SE L4-L5 larvae per leaf and 0.07 [+ or -] 0.01 pupae per leaf); and 7,624 in the mesic environment (5.69 [+ or -] 0.63 SE eggs per leaf, 0.68 [+ or -] 0.12 SE L1-L3 larvae per leaf, 0.15 [+ or -] 0.04 SE L4-L5 larvae per leaf and 0.04 [+ or -] 0.001 pupae per leaf).
In general, the xeric scrub, which is predominated by succulent and semi-succulent plants, include certain species of plant families that are closely linked to arid and semi-arid areas of Mexico, where their centers of origin and diversification occur (Rzedowski, 1978).
The predominant vegetation at the study site is xeric scrubland (Rzedowski 1978), with columnar cacti as the most important physiognomic element (Valiente-Banuet et al.
Many residential yards in Arizona are designed with xeric landscaping, which requires little water and looks like the wild desert surrounding the city.
1) at the municipality of Ocampo (29[degrees]01'N, 102[degrees]54'W) where xeric scrublands are the dominant vegetation types, followed by grasslands (Villarreal-Quintanilla and Valdes-Reyna, 1993; Powell, 1997).
Precipitation, temperature and wind patterns combine to create climates that vary across space--from mountaintop to valley floor for example, or from a wetter (mesic) western hillside to a drier (xeric) eastern slope.