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Vegetation of the Shortgrass Steppe

William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Two species are most characteristic of the vegetation of the shortgrass steppe: Bouteloua gracilis and Buchloë dactyloides. Both are perennial C4 grasses and are informally called shortgrasses. ... More


The Shortgrass Steppe: The Region and Research Sites

William K. Lauenroth and Ingrid C. Burke

in Title Page

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The central grassland region of North America (Fig. 1.1) is the largest contiguous grassland environment on earth. Prior to European settlement, it was a vast, treeless area characterized by dense ... More


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