Conservation of Great Plains Ecosystems: Current Science, Future Options

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ISBN: 978-94-010-4196-6 (Print) 978-94-011-0439-5 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Defining and Valuing Ecosystems of the Great Plains

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-9

      History, Environment, and the Future of the Great Plains

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      Pages 11-32

      Ecosystems of the Great Plains: Scales, Kinds, and Distributions

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      Pages 33-46

      Valuing Ecosystems and Biodiversity

  3. Community and Economic Resources

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      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-62

      Population Dynamics and Their Implications for the Ecosystems of the Great Plains

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      Pages 63-81

      Economic Prospects for the Great Plains

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      Pages 83-95

      Sustaining the Great Plains Ecosystem: Integrating People, Economics, and the Landscape

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      Pages 97-106

      Sustainable Rural Economic Development in the Great Plains

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      Pages 107-118

      Public Infrastructure: Highways

  4. Climate and Biological Resources

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119

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      Pages 121-133

      Conserving the Biotic Integrity of the Great Plains

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      Pages 135-148

      Climate and Vegetation in Central North America: Natural Patterns and Human Alterations

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      Pages 149-159

      Great Plains Climates and Biota: Past, Present, and Future

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      Pages 161-182

      Air Quality, Climate Change, and Their Possible Impacts on the Terrestrial Ecosystems of the North American Great Plains

  5. Land Resources

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

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      Pages 185-198

      Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Great Plains Landscapes

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      Pages 199-209

      Rangeland Ecosystems in the Great Plains: Status and Management

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      Pages 211-227

      Conservation Forestry for Sustainable Great Plains Ecosystems

  6. Water Resources

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-229

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      Pages 231-251

      Total Resource Management Plan for Addressing Groundwater Concerns

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      Pages 253-273

      Surface Water: A Critical Resource of the Great Plains

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      Pages 275-297

      The Missouri River: A Formula for Ecosystem Change

  7. Energy and Mineral Resources

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 299-299

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      Pages 301-322

      Energy and Mineral Resources of the Great Plains

  8. Agriculture in the Great Plains

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 323-323

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      Pages 325-342

      Productivity of Great Plains Soils: Past, Present, and Future

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