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Grassland ecosystems are imperiled by agricultural activity world-wide. Restoring grassland habitat is important to conserving grassland fauna and pre...Read more
Over 80% of pre-settlement Iowa was a prairie landscape, but conversion and neglect has reduced that to less than 0.1% of the original 30 million acre...Read more
Clarifying what species are being consumed at what times can improve our understanding of how anthropogenic change affects food web dynamics, with imp...Read more
To test the hypothesis that ectoparasitic phytophagous nematodes are a major consumer of primary production in arid grasslands, carbofuran was applied...Read more
The maintenance of habitat heterogeneity in agricultural landscapes has been promoted as a key strategy to conserve biodiversity. Animal response to g...Read more
A compartment model is described which simulates the root biomass dynamics of shortgrass prairie; fluxes between compartments are treated as time-vary...Read more
This paper details the plant species present in the natural areas of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, USA. The document reflects speci...Read more
The spatial structure of plant communities can have strong impacts on ecosystem functions and on associated animal communities. None the less, spatial...Read more
Biofuel production from cellulosic feedstocks may increase during the next century. To be sustainable, this production should protect environmental qu...Read more
We do not know which aspects of community structure and ecosystem processes are restorable for most ecosystems, yet this information is crucial for ac...Read more