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The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Dietland Muller-Schwarze

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, ... More


Needed: An Ecosystems Engineer for Habitat Restoration and Other Services

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the potential role of the beaver in habitat restoration and other ecosystems services. As a tireless dam builder, the beaver can and should be an important ally in wetland ... More


Living with Beavers: Conservation and Proactive Management

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter focuses on beaver conservation and proactive management. Management of beaver populations is necessary. Where beavers are rare, reintroductions as well as the conservation of beavers and ... More


Introduction

P. A. Buckley

in Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501719615
eISBN:
9781501719622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719615.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The precontact geology, surface hydrology, and forests of the Northwest Bronx are placed in the context of landuse by Lenni-Lenape Indians. In the colonial era the expansion of a nascent New York ... More


December

Jules Pretty

in The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709333
eISBN:
9781501709340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709333.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the east country in December. The solstice approached and soon days would lengthen, though only by a minute daily until the new year. Clear nights brought hard frost, dimmed ... More


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