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The vanishing present : Wisconsin's changing lands, waters, and wildlife

Author: Donald M Waller; Thomas P Rooney
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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Straddling temperate forests and grassland biomes and stretching along the coastline of two Great Lakes, Wisconsin contains tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, broadleaf and coniferous forests, wetlands, natural lakes, and rivers. But, like the rest of the world, the Badger State has been transformed by urbanization and sprawl, population growth, and land-use change. For decades, industry and environment have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vanishing present.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007045306
(OCoLC)180577317
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Waller; Thomas P Rooney
ISBN: 9780226871745 0226871746 1282240099 9781282240094
OCLC Number: 567989945
Description: 1 online resource (507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: 1. Assembling the puzzle / Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney --
pt. 1. Perspectives --
2. The view from Man Mound / Curt Meine --
3. The challenge of unveiling the invisible present / John J. Magnuson --
4. Thinking like a flower : phenology and climate change at the Leopold shack / Sarah D. Wright and Nina Leopold Bradley --
pt. 2. Changing plant communities --
5. Broad-scale change in the northern forests : from past to present / David J. Mladenoff, Lisa A. Schulte, and Janine Bolliger --
6. Plant species diversity in the once and future northwoods / Thomas P. Rooney and Donald M. Waller --
7. From the prairie-forest mosaic to the forest : dynamics of southern Wisconsin woodlands / David Rogers, Thomas P. Rooney, and Rich Henderson --
8. Savanna and prairie : requiem for the past, hope for the future / Mark K. Leach --
9. Plant communities of Great Lakes islands / Emmet J. Judziewicz --
10. Patterns in Wisconsin lichen diversity / James P. Bennett --
11. How have Wisconsin's lichen communities change? / Susan Will-Wolf and Matthew P. Nelsen --
pt. 3. Changing waters and the land-water interface --
12. Great Lakes ecosystems : invasions, food web dynamics, and the challenge of ecological restoration / James F. Kitchell and Greg G. Sass --
13. Documenting and halting declines of nongame fishes in southern Wisconsin / David W. Marshall and John Lyons --
14. Change in Wisconsin's coastal wetlands / Jim Meeker and Gary Fewless --
15. Southern Wisconsin's herbaceous wetlands : their recent history and precarious future / Joy B. Zedler and Kenneth W. Potter --
16. Shifting plants in Wisconsin lakes / Stanley A. Nichols --
17. Changes in the Wisconsin River and its floodplain / Monica G. Turner [and others] --
pt. 4. Changing animal communities --
18. Changes in mammalian carnivore populations / Adrian P. Wydeven and Charles M. Pils --
19. Deer as both a cause and reflection of ecological change / Scott Craven and Timothy Van Deelen --
20. Changes in amphibian and reptile communities / Gary S. Casper --
21. Two centuries of changes in grassland bird populations and their habitats in Wisconsin / David W. Sample and Michael J. Mossman --
22. Wisconsin's changing bird communities / Stanley A. Temple and John R. Cary --
23. Changes in the butterfly and moth fauna / Les Ferge --
pt. 5. Nature meets us : the social and political context --
24. Public lands and waters and changes in conservation / Mike Dombeck --
25. Urbanization and ecological change in Milwaukee County / Lawrence A. Leitner, John H. Idzikowski, and Gary S. Casper --
26. Ecological footprints of urbanization and sprawl : toward a city ethic / Dave Cieslewicz --
27. Influences of policy, planning, and management on ecological change / Stephen M. Born --
pt. 6. Trajectories --
28. Seeking adaptive change in Wisconsin's ecosystems / Stephen R. Carpenter --
29. Forecasting species invasions in Wisconsin lakes and streams / M. Jake Vander Zanden and Jeff T. Maxted --
30. Nonnative terrestrial species invasions / S. Kelly Kearns --
31. The potential futures of Wisconsin's forested landscapes / Robert M. Scheller and David J. Mladenoff --
32. The big picture / Donald M. Waller.
Responsibility: edited by Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney.
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The growth of industry, cities, and agriculture in temperate regions around the globe has displaced species and stressed, as well as polluted, ecosystems. This title examines how human pressures in  Read more...

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