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Philip Rundel’s New Book Release: “California Desert Plants”

UCLA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Professor Emeritus Philip Rundel’s new book explores traits and strategies that allow plants to survive in some of the world’s harshest environments: California deserts.  “More than any other ecosystem deserts present unique environmental challenges with no simple solution of form and function for plant survival. What makes deserts so interesting is that plant species have multiple strategies that allow for success and survival,” says Phil Rundel, the book’s lead author.