The Resource The desert grassland, edited by Mitchel P. McClaran and Thomas R. Van Devender

The desert grassland, edited by Mitchel P. McClaran and Thomas R. Van Devender

Label
The desert grassland
Title
The desert grassland
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mitchel P. McClaran and Thomas R. Van Devender
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The mixed grass and shrub vegetation known to scientists as desert grassland is common to the basins and valleys that skirt the mountain ranges throughout southwestern North America, extending from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas down through thirteen Mexican states. Leading experts in geography, biology, botany, zoology, and geoscience present new research on the desert grassland and review a vast amount of earlier work. They reveal that present-day grasses once grew in the ice age forests that existed in these areas before the climate dried and the trees vanished, and how the intensity and frequency of fire can influence the plant and animal species of the grassland. They also document how the influence of humans - from Amerindians to contemporary ranchers, public land managers, and real estate developers - has changed the relative abundance of woody and herbaceous species and how the introduction of new plants and domesticated animals to the area has also affected biodiversity. The book concludes with a review of the attempts, both failed and successful, to reestablish plants in desert grasslands affected by overgrazing, drought, and farm abandonment
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.S6
LC item number
D47 1995
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH104.5.S6D47
NAL item number
1995
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McClaran, Mitchel P.
  • Van Devender, Thomas R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deserts
  • Deserts
  • Grasslands
  • Grasslands
  • Desert ecology
  • Desert ecology
  • Grassland ecology
  • Grassland ecology
  • Desert ecology
  • Deserts
  • Grassland ecology
  • Grasslands
  • Déserts
  • Déserts
  • Prairies
  • Prairies
  • Écologie des déserts
  • Écologie des déserts
  • Écologie des prairies
  • Écologie des prairies
  • désert
  • désert
  • désert
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
The desert grassland, edited by Mitchel P. McClaran and Thomas R. Van Devender
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Role of fire in the desert grasslands
  • Guy R. McPherson
  • Diversity, spatial variability, and functional roles of invertebrates in the desert grassland ecosystems
  • Walter G. Whitford, Gregory S. Forbes, and Graham I. Kerley
  • Diversity, spatial variability, and functional roles of vertebrates in the desert grassland
  • Robert R. Parmenter and Thomas R. Van Devender
  • Human impacts on the grasslands of southeastern Arizona
  • Conrad J. Bahre
  • Revegetaion in the desert grassland
  • Bruce A. Roundy and Sharon H. Biedenbender
  • Desert grasslands and grasses
  • Mitchel P. McClaran
  • Desert grassland, mixed shrub savanna, shrub steppe, or semidesert scrub? The dilemma of coexisting growth forms
  • Tony L. Burgess
  • Desert grassland history: changing climates, evolution, biogeography, and community dynamics
  • Thomas R. Van Devender
  • Landscape evolution, soil formation, and Arizona's desert grasslands
  • Joseph R. McAuliffe
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 346 pages
Isbn
9780816515806
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free)
Lccn
95000327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32590054
  • (OCoLC)ocm32590054
Label
The desert grassland, edited by Mitchel P. McClaran and Thomas R. Van Devender
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Role of fire in the desert grasslands
  • Guy R. McPherson
  • Diversity, spatial variability, and functional roles of invertebrates in the desert grassland ecosystems
  • Walter G. Whitford, Gregory S. Forbes, and Graham I. Kerley
  • Diversity, spatial variability, and functional roles of vertebrates in the desert grassland
  • Robert R. Parmenter and Thomas R. Van Devender
  • Human impacts on the grasslands of southeastern Arizona
  • Conrad J. Bahre
  • Revegetaion in the desert grassland
  • Bruce A. Roundy and Sharon H. Biedenbender
  • Desert grasslands and grasses
  • Mitchel P. McClaran
  • Desert grassland, mixed shrub savanna, shrub steppe, or semidesert scrub? The dilemma of coexisting growth forms
  • Tony L. Burgess
  • Desert grassland history: changing climates, evolution, biogeography, and community dynamics
  • Thomas R. Van Devender
  • Landscape evolution, soil formation, and Arizona's desert grasslands
  • Joseph R. McAuliffe
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 346 pages
Isbn
9780816515806
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free)
Lccn
95000327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32590054
  • (OCoLC)ocm32590054

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