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.