The Changing Prairie

The Changing Prairie : North American Grasslands

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This text describes the ecology of the North American prairie, and urges conservation measures to protect the remaining North American grasslands. The book has three central goals: to provide non-economic arguments for the value of prairies; to present a current synthesis of prairie ecology to facilitate the best possible management; and to summarize conservation management issues relevant to prairies, pointing out the costs and benefits of alternative action.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 257 pages
  • 160.27 x 242.82 x 21.59mm | 630.49g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 pp colour plates, halftones, line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195074106
  • 9780195074109

Table of contents

Preface. 1: Getting the lay of the land: Introducing the North American native grasslands. 2: Cultural perception and Great Plains grasslands. 3: Personal journal. 4: The physical environment of Great Plains grassland. 5: Populational processes. 6: The entangled bank: Species interactions in the structure and functioning of grasslands. 7: Grassland ecosystem and landscape dynamics. 8: Soil systems and nutrient cycles of the North American Prairie. 9: Grassland management. 10: The challenges of grassland conservation. Scientific names. Glossary. Indexshow more