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The Resource Minnesota's natural heritage : an ecological perspective, John R. Tester ; Mary Keirstead, developmental editor

Minnesota's natural heritage : an ecological perspective, John R. Tester ; Mary Keirstead, developmental editor

Label
Minnesota's natural heritage : an ecological perspective
Title
Minnesota's natural heritage
Title remainder
an ecological perspective
Statement of responsibility
John R. Tester ; Mary Keirstead, developmental editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
574.5/247/09776
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH105.M55
LC item number
T47 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Minnesota's natural heritage : an ecological perspective, John R. Tester ; Mary Keirstead, developmental editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents: Preface (p.vii) -- Acknowledgments (p.ix) -- The landscape (p.3). Geologic history (p.7) -- Vegetation and soil development since glaciation (p.16) -- The present landscape (p.25) -- Climate and weather (p.27). Solar radiation (p.29) -- Temperature (p.29) -- Precipitation (p.34) -- Clouds (p.39) -- Wind (p.40) -- Principles of ecology (p.43). Environment (p.45) -- Ecosystems structure and function (p.48) -- Populations and communities (p.58) -- Succession (p.61) -- Deciduous forest (p.67). Deciduous forest ecology (p.68) -- Animals and community interactions (p.83) -- Present status of the deciduous forest (p.95)
  • Contents (cont.): Northern coniferous forest (p.99). Northern coniferous forest ecology (p.102) -- Animals and community interactions (p.112) -- Present status of the northern coniferous forest (p.127) -- Tallgrass prairie (p.131). Prairie-forest border (p.132) -- Tallgrass prairie ecology (p.133) -- Animals and community interactions (p.141) -- Present status of the tallgrass prairie (p.158) -- Wetlands (p.161). Prairie wetlands (p.162) -- Animals and community interactions in prairie wetlands (p.173) -- Peatlands (p.182) -- Animals and community interactions in peatlands (p.190) -- Other wetlands occurring in Minnesota (p.191) -- Present status of wetlands (p.193) -- Lakes (p.197). Formation and distribution (p.197) -- Physical and chemical characteristics (p.198) -- Lake communities (p.203) -- Ecosystem function (p.212) -- Animals and community interactions (p.214) -- Minnesota's lakes (p.22) -- Present status of Minnesota's lakes (p.233)
  • Contents (cont.): Streams and rivers (p.235). Origins of streams and rivers (p.236) -- Physical and chemical characteristics (p.237) -- Stream communities (p.241) -- Ecosystem function (p.245) -- River continuum concept (p.249) -- Animals and community interactions (p.250) -- Minnesota's streams and rivers (p.256) -- Present status of Minnesota's streams and rivers (p.263) -- The future (p.276) -- Human impacts on Minnesota ecosystems (p.268) -- Environmental indicators (p.275) -- A perspective to live with (p.280) -- Appendixes: Counties and major rivers in Minnesota (p.285) -- Trees found in Minnesota (p.286) -- Shrubs found in Minnesota (p.288) -- Common herbs found in Minnesota (p.290) -- Mammals found in Minnesota (p.299) -- Birds breeding in Minnesota (p.302) -- Amphibians and reptiles found in Minnesota (p.31) -- Metric equivalents of English weights and measures (p.311)
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
ix, 332 pages
Isbn
9780816621330
Lccn
94045153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
ocm31709547
Label
Minnesota's natural heritage : an ecological perspective, John R. Tester ; Mary Keirstead, developmental editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents: Preface (p.vii) -- Acknowledgments (p.ix) -- The landscape (p.3). Geologic history (p.7) -- Vegetation and soil development since glaciation (p.16) -- The present landscape (p.25) -- Climate and weather (p.27). Solar radiation (p.29) -- Temperature (p.29) -- Precipitation (p.34) -- Clouds (p.39) -- Wind (p.40) -- Principles of ecology (p.43). Environment (p.45) -- Ecosystems structure and function (p.48) -- Populations and communities (p.58) -- Succession (p.61) -- Deciduous forest (p.67). Deciduous forest ecology (p.68) -- Animals and community interactions (p.83) -- Present status of the deciduous forest (p.95)
  • Contents (cont.): Northern coniferous forest (p.99). Northern coniferous forest ecology (p.102) -- Animals and community interactions (p.112) -- Present status of the northern coniferous forest (p.127) -- Tallgrass prairie (p.131). Prairie-forest border (p.132) -- Tallgrass prairie ecology (p.133) -- Animals and community interactions (p.141) -- Present status of the tallgrass prairie (p.158) -- Wetlands (p.161). Prairie wetlands (p.162) -- Animals and community interactions in prairie wetlands (p.173) -- Peatlands (p.182) -- Animals and community interactions in peatlands (p.190) -- Other wetlands occurring in Minnesota (p.191) -- Present status of wetlands (p.193) -- Lakes (p.197). Formation and distribution (p.197) -- Physical and chemical characteristics (p.198) -- Lake communities (p.203) -- Ecosystem function (p.212) -- Animals and community interactions (p.214) -- Minnesota's lakes (p.22) -- Present status of Minnesota's lakes (p.233)
  • Contents (cont.): Streams and rivers (p.235). Origins of streams and rivers (p.236) -- Physical and chemical characteristics (p.237) -- Stream communities (p.241) -- Ecosystem function (p.245) -- River continuum concept (p.249) -- Animals and community interactions (p.250) -- Minnesota's streams and rivers (p.256) -- Present status of Minnesota's streams and rivers (p.263) -- The future (p.276) -- Human impacts on Minnesota ecosystems (p.268) -- Environmental indicators (p.275) -- A perspective to live with (p.280) -- Appendixes: Counties and major rivers in Minnesota (p.285) -- Trees found in Minnesota (p.286) -- Shrubs found in Minnesota (p.288) -- Common herbs found in Minnesota (p.290) -- Mammals found in Minnesota (p.299) -- Birds breeding in Minnesota (p.302) -- Amphibians and reptiles found in Minnesota (p.31) -- Metric equivalents of English weights and measures (p.311)
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
ix, 332 pages
Isbn
9780816621330
Lccn
94045153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
ocm31709547

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