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Ecology of Mammals of the Shortgrass Steppe

Paul Stapp and Beatrice Van Horne

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/9780195135824.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

At first glance, the shortgrass steppe seems to offer little in the way of habitat for mammals. The expansive rolling plains, with little topographic relief or vegetative cover, provide minimal ... More


Hunter-Gatherers, Endemic Island Mammals, and the Historical Ecology of California's Channel Islands

Torben C. Rick

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042428
eISBN:
9780813043074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Separated from the mainland throughout the Quaternary, California's Channel Islands contain a depauperate terrestrial fauna, including a limited number of terrestrial mammals. With a few exceptions, ... More


Climate Change and the Distribution of Peromyscus in Michigan: Is Global Warming Already Having an Impact?

Philip Myers, Barbara L. Lundrigan, and Robert Vande Kopple

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the impact of climate change on the distribution of two species of woodland mouse deer, Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis and Peromyscus leucopus, in Michigan. It explains that ... More


Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands

Martin L. Cody

in Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247291
eISBN:
9780520932722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter considers the ecological and evolutionary shifts on continental islands of Barkley Sound. It begins by discussing the relationship between anthropogenic disturbance and natural ... More


Effects of Grazing on Abundance and Distribution of Shortgrass Steppe Consumers

Daniel G. Milchunas and 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/9780195135824.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Although livestock are the most obvious consumers on the shortgrass steppe, they are certainly not the only consumers. However, livestock may influence the other consumers in a number of different ... More


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