This book assesses the health and diversity of Indiana's eight wildlife habitats, providing detailed analysis, data-generated maps, color photographs, and complete lists of flora and fauna. It details the state's forests, grasslands, wetlands, aquatic systems, barren lands, and subterranean systems, and describes the nature and impact of two man-made habitats - agricultural and developed lands. The book considers extirpated and endangered species alongside invasives and exotics, and evaluates floral and faunal distribution at century intervals to chart ecological change.
Contents Acknowledgments List of Acronyms Introduction Part I -- A Statewide Overview: Land Use, Soils, Flora and Wildlife 1. Land Use and Human Impacts on Habitats 2. Soils 3. Vascular Plants and Vertebrate Wildlife Part II -- Natural Habitats: Changes over Two Centuries 4. Forest Lands 5. Grasslands 6. Wetlands 7. Aquatic System 8. Barren Lands 9. Subterranean Systems Part III -- Man-Made Habitats: Changes over Two Centuries 10. Agricultural Habitats 11. Developed Lands Part IV -- Species Concerns: Declining Natives and Invading Exotics 12. Extirpated, Endangered, and Threatened Native Species 13. Exotic and Invasive Species 14. Species Scientifically Described from Indiana Conclusion: Summary and Research Needs Appendices General information Soils Plants Fishes Amphibians and Reptiles Birds Mammals Invertebrates Maps created by ASTERGlossary Literature Index
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