Conservation in Highly Fragmented Landscapes

  • Mark W. Schwartz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Context: The Highly Fragmented Midwest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John B. Taft
      Pages 24-54
    3. Kenneth R. Robertson, Roger C. Anderson, Mark W. Schwartz
      Pages 55-87
    4. Stephen P. Havera, Liane B. Suloway, Joyce E. Hoffman
      Pages 88-104
  3. Problems and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Scott K. Robinson, Jeffrey D. Brawn, Jeffrey P. Hoover
      Pages 154-188
    3. Lawrence M. Page, Mark Pyron, Kevin S. Cummings
      Pages 189-212
    4. Mark W. Schwartz, Kenneth R. Robertson, Brian K. Dunphy, Jeffrey W. Olson, Ann Marie Trame
      Pages 267-285
  4. Conservation Strategies in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Mark W. Schwartz, Phillip J. van Mantgem
      Pages 379-394

About this book

Introduction

Mark W. Schwartz Soon after we came into extensive meadows: and I was assured that those meadows continue for a hundred and fifty miles. being in winter drowned lands and marshes. By the dryness of the season they were now beautiful pastures, and here presented itself one of the most delightful prospects I have ever beheld; all low grounds being meadow, and without wood, and all of the high grounds being covered with trees and appearing like islands: the whole scene seemed an elysium. Capt. Thomas Morris. 1791 I am sitting in a 60-mile-an-hour bus sailing over a highway originally laid out for horse and buggy. The ribbon of concrete has been widened and widened until the field fences threaten to topple into the road cuts. In the narrow thread of sod between the shaved banks and the toppling fences grow the relics of what once was Illinois: the prairie.

Keywords

Marsh Meadow concrete conservation field fragment landscape science and technology wood

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark W. Schwartz
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Population BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-0656-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0658-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-0656-7
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