Our Living Resources: A Report to the Nation on the Distribution, Abundance, and Health of U.S. Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

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Edward Terhune LaRoe
Government Printing Office, Sep 11, 1995 - Animal populations - 530 pages
Report provides information on distribution, abundance, and health of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, terrestrial ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, coastal and marine ecosytems, riparian ecosystems, the Great Plains, Interior West, Alaska, and Hawaii. It also discusses special issues: global climate change, human influences, non-native species, and habitat assessments.
 

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Contents

Distribution Abundance and Health
15
Mammals 93
76
Mammals
93
Black Bears in North America
100
Blackfooted Ferrets
106
Whitetailed Deer in the Northeast
112
Reptiles and Amphibians
117
Turtles
118
Riparian Ecosystems
285
Ecoregions
293
Interior West
309
Southwestern Sky Island Ecosystems
318
Bonytail and Razorback Sucker in the Colorado River Basin
324
Mexican Spotted Owls in Canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau
330
Alaska
337
Pacific Salmon in Alaska
343

Fishes
141
Loss of Genetic Diversity Among Managed Populations
147
Cutthroat Trout in Glacier National Park Montana
153
Invertebrates
159
The Changing Insect Fauna of Albanys Pine Barrens
166
Species Richness and Trends of Western Butterflies and Moths
172
Freshwater Mussels in Lake HuronLake Erie Corridor
179
Plants
189
Bryophytes
197
Environmental Change and the Florida Torreya
205
Ecosystems
211
Aquatic Ecosystems
233
Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
259
Florida Manatees
267
Seagrass Distribution in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
273
Reef Fishes of the Florida Keys
279
Kodiak Brown Bears
349
Pacific Walruses
356
Special Issues
385
Overview
397
Captive Propagation Introduction and Translocation Programs for Wildlife Vertebrates
405
Persistent Environmental Contaminants in Fish and Wildlife
413
Atmospheric Deposition and Solute Transport in a Montane MixedConifer Forest System
421
NonNative Species
427
Nonnative Reptiles and Amphibians
433
Nonnative Animals on Public Lands
440
Africanized Bees in North America
448
Invasions of the Brown Tree Snake
454
Habitat Assessments
461
Federal Data Bases of Land Characteristics
467
The Nations Wetlands
473
Glossary
479

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