Ecology and Conservation of Great Plains Vertebrates

Hardcover | December 13, 1996

EditorFritz L. Knopf, Fred B. Samson

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The Great Plains prairie, historically the largest single terrestrial ecosystem in North America, is now also its most threatened. Ecology and Conservation of Great Plains Vertebrates relates changes in grassland ecosystems to the ecology of vertebrate animals inhabiting the prairie.

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The Great Plains prairie, historically the largest single terrestrial ecosystem in North America, is now also its most threatened. Ecology and Conservation of Great Plains Vertebrates relates changes in grassland ecosystems to the ecology of vertebrate animals inhabiting the prairie.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublished:December 13, 1996Publisher:Springer New York

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ISBN - 10:0387948023

ISBN - 13:9780387948027

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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.