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RM-GTR-285: Ecosystem disturbance and wildlife conservation in western grasslands - A symposium proceedings

Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 1996. Ecosystem disturbance and wildlife conservation in western grasslands - A symposium proceedings. September 22-26, 1994; Albuquerque, NM. General Technical Report RM-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 82 p.

This publication is the result of a half-day symposium, "Ecology, management, and sustainability of western grassland ecosystems" held at The Wildlife Society's First Annual Technical Conference, September 22-26, 1994 in Albuquerque, NM. The purpose of the symposium was to review and synthesize information about the structure, function, and components of steppe and desert grassland ecosystems in the western United States with special emphasis on the ecological roles and requirements of wildlife species. This work, designed to draw attention to some wildlife topics that have been particularly neglected for western grasslands, represents a cross-section of the papers orally presented at the symposium as well as some additional papers solicited afterwards. To provide a quality product, a minimum of two peer reviews were solicited for each manuscript, and authors were instructed to revise manuscripts based on editor's and referees' comments. Land managers, range conservationists, wildlife biologists, ecologists, and private citizens interested in sustaining the ecological health, productivity, and biological diversity of western grassland ecosystems should find this publication valuable.

Keywords: steppe and desert grassland ecosystems, wildlife requirements, western grasslands, biological diversity, ecological health

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Sustaining western grasslands and associated wildlife: An Introduction
Deborah M. Finch
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Geographic overview: Climate, phenology, and disturbance regimes in steppe and desert communities
B. J. Weddell
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Grazing effects on grassland ecosystems
Linda L. Wallace and Mel I. Dyer
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Ecology of fire in shortgrass prairie of the southern Great Plains
Paulette L. Ford and Guy R. McPherson
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Evolution and management of the North American grassland herpetofauna
Norman J. Scott, Jr.
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Grassland bats and land management in the Southwest
Alice L. Chung-MacCoubrey
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Sparrow migration along a river corridor in desert grassland
Deborah M. Finch and Wang Yong
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Integrating livestock production and wildlife in a sagebrush-grass ecosystem
Michael L. Wolfe, Gregg E. Simonds, Rick Danvir, and William J. Hopkin
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Title: RM-GTR-285: Ecosystem disturbance and wildlife conservation in western grasslands - A symposium proceedings
Electronic Publish Date: February 2, 2010
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February 2, 2010

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