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Grasslands of the North American Great Plains

  • Geoffrey M. Henebry
Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series (TAVS, volume 39)

Abstract

The study of appearances of growth, development, and senescence in grassland communities is not an enterprise commonly pursued. Phenology of mid-latitude grasslands is, nevertheless, too large and diverse a collection of phenomena to cover within a single chapter, as it ought to embrace at once the vast Kazakh steppe, the chalk grasslands of southern England, and myriad other grassy landscapes. Thus, the view here shall be on the grasslands of the North American Great Plains, with particular reference to the tallgrass prairie as a type model.

Key words

Tallgrass prairie Anthesis Transient Maxima Hypothesis Great Plains 

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  • Geoffrey M. Henebry
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  1. 1.Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)School of Natural Resources, University of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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