Vegetation Dynamics On The Mountains And Plateaus Of The American Southwest by John VankatVegetation Dynamics On The Mountains And Plateaus Of The American Southwest by John Vankat

Vegetation Dynamics On The Mountains And Plateaus Of The American Southwest

byJohn Vankat

Paperback | June 23, 2015

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The book provides information essential for anyone interested in the ecology of the American Southwest, including land managers, environmental planners, conservationists, ecologists and students. It is unique in its coverage of the hows and whys of dynamics (changes) in the major types of vegetation occurring on southwestern mountains and plateaus. It explains the drivers and processes of change, describes historical changes and provides conceptual models that diagrammatically illustrate past, present, and potential future changes. All major types of vegetation are covered: spruce-fir, mixed conifer, and ponderosa pine forests, pinyon-juniper vegetation, subalpine-montane grassland, and Gambel oak and interior chaparral shrublands. The focus is on vegetation that is relatively undisturbed, i.e., in natural and near-natural condition, and how it responds to natural disturbances such as fire and drought, as well as to anthropogenic disturbances such as fire exclusion and invasive species
John L. Vankat received an A.B. degree in biology from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota and M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in botany from the University of California, Davis. He taught and researched plant ecology in the Department of Botany, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio for thirty-one years. John's interest in education led to his t...
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Title:Vegetation Dynamics On The Mountains And Plateaus Of The American SouthwestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:461 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 1.73 inPublished:June 23, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400797044

ISBN - 13:9789400797048

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Drivers
1.3. Processes
1.4. Paleoecological History
1.5. Land-use History
1.6. Anthropogenic Disturbance
1.7. Conceptual Models
1.8. Conclusions and Challenges
1.9. References

PART I Forests
2. Spruce-Fir Forest
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Drivers
2.3. Processes
2.4. Historical Changes
2.5. Conceptual Models
2.6. Conclusions and Challenges
2.7. References
3. Mixed Conifer Forest
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Drivers
3.3. Processes
3.4. Historical Changes
3.5. Conceptual Models
3.6. Conclusions and Challenges
3.7. References
4. Ponderosa Pine Forest
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Drivers
4.3. Processes
4.4. Historical Changes
4.5. Conceptual Models
4.6. Conclusions and Challenges
4.7. References

PART II Woodland, Savanna, Grassland, and Shrublands
5. Pinyon-Juniper
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Drivers
5.3. Processes
5.4. Historical Changes
5.5. Conceptual Models
5.6. Conclusions and Challenges
5.7. References
6. Subalpine-Montane Grassland
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Drivers
6.3. Processes
6.4. Historical Changes
6.5. Conceptual Models
6.6. Conclusions and Challenges
6.7. References
7. Gambel Oak Shrubland
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Drivers
7.3. Processes
7.4. Historical Changes
7.5. Conceptual Models
7.6. Conclusions and Challenges
7.7. References
8. Interior Chaparral Shrubland
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Drivers
8.3. Processes
8.4 Historical Changes
8.5. Conceptual Models
8.6 Conclusions and Challenges
8.7 References