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Eco-physiological Implications of Conservation of Dhubs (Uromastyx aegyptius) in Kuwait

Abstract Desert environments provide considerable challenges to organisms because of high temperatures and limited food and water resources. Accordingly, desert species have behavioral and physiological traits that enable them to cope with these constraints. However, continuing human activity as well as anticipated further changes to the climate and the vegetative community pose a great challenge to such balance between an organism and its environment. This is especially true in the Arabian Desert, where climate conditions are extreme and environmental disturbances substantial. This study combined laboratory and field components to enhance our understanding of dhub (Uromastyx aegyptius) ecophysiology and determine whether habitat protection influ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Al-Sayegh, Mohammed Taher (Author) / DeNardo, Dale (Advisor) / Angilletta, Michael (Committee member) / Smith, Andrew (Committee member) / Sabo, John (Committee member) / Majeed, Qais (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Ecology / Conservation biology / conservation / dhub / ecology / kuwait / restoration / Uromastyx aegyptius
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 73 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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