Conservation of Great Plains Ecosystems: Current Science, Future Options

  • S. R. Johnson
  • Aziz Bouzaher

Part of the Ecology, Economy & Environment book series (ECEE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Defining and Valuing Ecosystems of the Great Plains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jason F. Shogren, Thomas D. Crocker
      Pages 33-46
  3. Community and Economic Resources

  4. Climate and Biological Resources

  5. Land Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Brent J. Danielson, Erwin E. Klaas
      Pages 185-198
    3. Gerald F. Bratton, Peter R. Schaefer, James R. Brandle
      Pages 211-227
  6. Water Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. A. J. Dornbusch Jr., B. M. Vining, J. L. Kearney
      Pages 231-251
    3. Thomas L. Huntzinger
      Pages 253-273
    4. Donald A. Becker, Richard D. Gorton
      Pages 275-297
  7. Energy and Mineral Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Kenneth S. Johnson, Charles J. Mankin
      Pages 301-322
  8. Agriculture in the Great Plains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. G. A. Peterson, C. V. Cole
      Pages 325-342
    3. Allan Butcher, Nancy Easterling, Larry Frarey, Kristin Gill, Heather Jones
      Pages 365-390
  9. Environmental Management Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Aziz Bouzaher, S. R. Johnson
      Pages 411-414
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 415-435

About this book


A multidisciplinary and multifaceted approach is employed to identify principal ecosystems and natural resources in the U.S. Great Plains that are at risk and that should receive priority for protection. The authors are drawn from a variety of disciplines and approaches, their ideas being presented as a pooling or harvest, rather than as a consensus. The 25 chapters provide background and in-depth discussion of multiple issues/problems related to Great Plains stewardship for future generations. The status and trends of major resources of the Great Plains within an historical, ecological and management framework are categorized according to common goals across the disciplines and can be used to make recommendations for public policy, research and development, and institutions. The challenge for residents of the Great Plains is to merge multiple ecosystem concepts to improve the environment and to improve economic vitality.


Conservation Environmental Management Water Resources development ecosystem ecosystem concept ecosystems environment

Editors and affiliations

  • S. R. Johnson
    • 1
  • Aziz Bouzaher
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Agricultural and Rural DevelopmentIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.World BankUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4196-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0439-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-9754
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