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Ecology and Conservation of Great Plains Vertebrates

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 125

Edited By: Fritz L Knopf and Fred B Samson

320 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1997 | #65182 | ISBN: 0387948023
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The Great Plains prairie, historically the largest single terrestial ecosystem in North America, is now also its most threatened. This book relates the changes in the grassland ecosystems to the ecology of the vertebrate animals inhabiting the prairie.


Contents: Section I. The Great Plains Landscape as Vertebrate Habitats.- Landscape Gradients and Habitat Structure in Native Grasslands of the Central Great Plains.- Wetlands of the Great Plains--Habitat Characteristics and Vertebrate Aggregations.- Management and Cottonwood Forest Dynamics Along Prairie Streams.- Comparative Ecology of Native and Introduced Ungulates. Section II. The Ecology of Vertebrate Assemblages Within Grassland Landscapes.- Historical Changes in the Landscape and Vertebrate Diversity of North Central Nebraska.- Ecology of Fishes Indigenous to the Central and Southwestern Great Plains.- Avian Community Responses to Fire, Grazing, and Drought in the Tallgrass Prairie.- Effects of Fire on Bird Populations in Mixed-Grass Prairie.- of Small Mammals in Prairie Landscapes.- Stopover Ecology of Transitory Populations: The Case of Migrant Shorebirds. Section III. Conclusion.- Conservation of Grassland Vertebrates.

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