Transforming the Rockies: human forces, settlement patterns, and ecosystem effects / William R. Travis, David M. Theobald, and Daniel B. Fagre -- The background of environmental change. Geomorphic and biogeographic setting of the Rocky Mountains / David M. Cairns, David R. Butler, and George P. Malanson ; Paleoenvironmental history of the Rocky Mountain region during the past 20,000 years / Cathy Whitlock, Mel A. Reasoner, and Carl H. Key ; Climates of the Rocky Mountains : historical and future patterns / Timothy G.F. Kittel [and others] -- Human-driven changes to Rocky Mountain landscapes. Natural resource extraction : past, present, and future / Heather M. Rueth, Jill S. Baron, and Linda A. Joyce ; Ecological effects of resource development in running waters / David M. Pepin, N. LeRoy Poff, and Jill S. Baron ; The cascading effects of fire exclusion in Rocky Mountain ecosystems / Robert E. Keane [and others] ; Rocky road in the Rockies : challenges to biodiversity / Diana F. Tomback and Katherine C. Kendall -- Synthesis of human influences on different ecological zones. Islands in the sky : alpine and treeline ecosystems of the Rockies / William D. Bowman [and others] ; The heart of the Rockies : montane and subalpine ecosystems / Thomas J. Stohlgren [and others] ; Base camps of the Rockies : the intermountain grasslands / Timothy R. Seastedt -- Case studies. Rumblings in Rio Arriba : landscape changes in the southern Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico / Craig D. Allen ; Collaborative development of a conservation planning system : a case study of Summit County, Colorado / David M. Theobald and N. Thompson Hobbs ; Natural and cultural influences on ecosystem processes in the Flathead River Basin (Montana and British Columbia) / Jack A. Stanford and Bonnie K. Ellis ; The eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies : must we follow the American blueprint? / David W. Schindler ; Rocky Mountain futures : forecasting a future we do not want / Jill S. Baron.