The Vegetation of Wisconsin: An Ordination of Plant Communities

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, Nov 15, 1959 - Nature - 657 pages
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One of the most important contributions in the field of plant ecology during the twentieth century, this definitive survey established the geographical limits, species compositions, and as much as possible of the environmental relations of the communities composing the vegetation of Wisconsin.
  

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This is Wisconsin's Bible for plant communities. Not only does Curtis discuss the origin of the geographical areas of Wisconsin, he ties the soil features of them into what plants are there today ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
3
Environment
25
Plant communities and their distribution
49
Vegetation study methods
63
Southern forestsgeneral
87
G Southern forestsmesic
103
Southern forestsxeric
132
Southern forestslowland
156
Aquatic communities
385
Beach dune and cliff communities
402
Postglacial history
437
The effect of man on the vegetation
456
Interrelations of communities
476
Tables for Chapter 4
515
Figures and tables for Chapter 8
528
Figures and tables for Chapter 10
533

Northern forestsgeneral
171
Northern forestmesic
184
Prairie
261
Sand barrens and brackengrassland
308
Savanna
325
Tall shrub communities
352
Fen meadow and bog
361
Figures and tables for Chapter 13
548
Figures and tables for Chapter 15
562
Figures and tables for Chapter 17
575
Figure and tables for Chapter 21
590
Bibliography
604
Species list
633
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Until his death in 1961, John T. Curtis had been for many years a professor of Botany at the University of Wisconsin. A scholar of international standing, he had served on advisory panels of the National Science Foundation and had held posts such as the Research Director of the Société Haitiano-Américaine de Développement Agricole and Chairman of the Wisconsin State Board for Preservation of Scientific Areas

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