Habitats and Ecological Communities of Indiana

Habitats and Ecological Communities of Indiana

Presettlement to Present
Edited by John O. Whitaker, Jr., and Charles J. Amlaner, Jr.
Marion T. Jackson, George R. Parker, and Peter E. Scott, Associate Editors
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/20/2012
Format: cloth 512 pages, 116 color illus., 10 b&w illus., 32 maps
7.75 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-253-35602-4
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In Habitats and Ecological Communities of Indiana, leading experts assess the health and diversity of Indiana’s eight wildlife habitats, providing detailed analysis, data-generated maps, color photographs, and complete lists of flora and fauna. This groundbreaking reference details the state’s forests, grasslands, wetlands, aquatic systems, barren lands, and subterranean systems, and describes the nature and impact of two man-made habitats—agricultural and developed lands. The book considers extirpated and endangered species alongside invasives and exotics, and evaluates floral and faunal distribution at century intervals to chart ecological change.
Published with the generous support of the Laura Hare Charitable Trust

Author Bio

Charles J. Amlaner, Jr. is Professor of Physiology and Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research Professor at Indiana State University. He is also a certified senior ecologist with the Ecological Society of America.

Reviews

"[This] book details natural habitats, man-made habitats, land use, soils, plants and wildlife. It covers everything from endangered species to invasive species and is a great reference for anyone interested in conserving Indiana's environment." —wbiw.com

"Whitaker and Amlaner . . . along with 15 authorities on Indiana wildlife and ecology, provide contributions to this groundbreaking, well-illustrated volume on Indiana's eight wildlife habitats and its many ecological communities. . . . Highly recommended." —Choice

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction
Part I – A Statewide Overview: Land Use, Soils, Flora and Wildlife
1. Land Use and Human Impacts on Habitats
2. Soils
3. Vascular Plants and Vertebrate Wildlife
Part II – Natural Habitats: Changes over Two Centuries
4. Forest Lands
5. Grasslands
6. Wetlands
7. Aquatic System
8. Barren Lands
9. Subterranean Systems
Part III – Man-Made Habitats: Changes over Two Centuries
10. Agricultural Habitats
11. Developed Lands
Part IV – Species Concerns: Declining Natives and Invading Exotics
12. Extirpated, Endangered, and Threatened Native Species
13. Exotic and Invasive Species
14. Species Scientifically Described from Indiana
Conclusion: Summary and Research Needs
Appendices
General information
Soils
Plants
Fishes
Amphibians and Reptiles
Birds
Mammals
Invertebrates
Maps created by ASTER
Glossary
Literature
Index
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