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1969) related this exclusion from the deeert to dependence on reliable rainfall and regularity of seasons. On the other hand Main et al. (op. ) believed thrct “successful” species of desert frogs were those which bred opporturistically, had a short larval life, and larvae which tolercrted heat, and burrowed as adulta. Little io known of the actual temperatures experienced by frogs in the field. The highest temperatures recorded by the author are listed in Table 111. 00 h Larvae in pond, Rottneat.

Field observations are tremendously important, but now it is time to do the basic theoretical homework before extensive field observations are made. Ecolugy must have a strong theoretical and analytical basis before it can advance significantly. An empirical science has severe limitations and som it0 advancement is arrested by its own complexity. This is a plea to ecologists to develop a new theoretical basis for various aspects of their science. A few examples are given in this paper and many more copld have been given.

Transpiration into warm (30°C) air increases with wind speed, except at high relative humidities, for the small leaf size and low diffusion resistance given here. QATES X e C . 0 SIC cm-’ Fro. 8. 0 d om4 6 - 1 of absorbed radiation et verioos air temperatures and mbtive humidhim. and the transpiration rate depende upon wind speed in the manner shown in Fig. 9. It is seen that for most temperatures and relative humidities an incream of wind speed produces a demeam in transpiration. The decrease is easy to understand.

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