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Main Title Ecological dynamics on Yellowstone's Northern Range /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 50256166
ISBN 0309083451 (pbk.); 9780309083454 (pbk.)
Subjects Elk--Ecology--Yellowstone National Park. ; American bison--Ecology--Yellowstone National Park. ; Ungulates--Ecology--Yellowstone National Park. ; Wildlife management--Yellowstone National Park. ; Environmental monitoring--Yellowstone National Park Region ; Ecological assessment (Biology)--Yellowstone National Park Region ; Environmental indictors--Yellowstone National Park Region
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National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/books/0309083451/html/
ebrary http://site.ebrary.com/id/10032414
National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10328.html
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309083451
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EJBM  QH541.15.M64E36 2002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/22/2002
EOAM  QL737.U55E3325 2002 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 06/06/2003
Collation xvi, 180 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-167).
Contents Notes
SUMMARY -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- Background and Charge to the Committee -- Natural Regulation -- Historical Context -- Climate Versus Elk As Causality of Changes in Aspen and Willow -- Organization of This Report -- 2 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: YELLOWSTONE'S CHANGING -- ENVIRONMENTS -- Scales of Change -- Paleobiology of the Greater Yellowstone Area -- Ungulate Use Over Time As Estimates of Population Densities -- Physical Changes from Prehistory to the Present -- 3 PRESENT CONDmONS: VEGETATION -- Upland Shrublands and Grasslands of the Northern Range -- Forest Types Associated with the Northern Range -- Aspen Communities of the Northern Range -- Riparian Communities of the Northern Range -- Wetland Vegetation of the Northern Range -- 4 PRESENT CONDITIONS: ANIMALS -- Population Dynamics of Northern Range Ungulates -- Major Predators in the Yellowstone Ecosystem -- 5 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- Nature Is Dynamic -- Management for Ecosystem State or Ecosystem Process? -- Large-Scale Interactions and Patterns -- Weather, Wolves, and Aspen in Yellowstone -- Indicators of Unacceptable Change -- Understanding the Consequences of Alternative Management -- Approaches -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- Epilogue -- REFERENCES -- APPENDI A: UNDERSTANDING THE PAST -- APPENDIX B: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE COMMITTEE -- ON UNGULATE MANAGEMENT IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. 1 INTRODUCTION -- Background and Charge to the Committee -- Natural Regulation -- Historical Context -- Climate Versus Elk As Causality of Changes in Aspen and Willow -- Organization of This Report -- 2 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: YELLOWSTONE'S CHANGING -- ENVIRONMENTS -- Scales of Change -- Paleobiology of the Greater Yellowstone Area -- Ungulate Use Over Time As Estimates of Population Densities -- Physical Changes from Prehistory to the Present -- 3 PRESENT CONDmONS: VEGETATION -- Upland Shrublands and Grasslands of the Northern Range -- Forest Types Associated with the Northern Range -- Aspen Communities of the Northern Range -- Riparian Communities of the Northern Range -- Wetland Vegetation of the Northern Range -- 4 PRESENT CONDITIONS: ANIMALS -- Population Dynamics of Northern Range Ungulates -- Major Predators in the Yellowstone Ecosystem -- 5 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- Nature Is Dynamic -- Management for Ecosystem State or Ecosystem Process? -- Large-Scale Interactions and Patterns -- Weather, Wolves, and Aspen in Yellowstone -- Indicators of Unacceptable Change -- Understanding the Consequences of Alternative Management -- Approaches -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- Epilogue -- REFERENCES -- APPENDI A: UNDERSTANDING THE PAST -- APPENDIX B: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE COMMITTEE -- ON UNGULATE MANAGEMENT IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.