You are here

قراءة كتاب The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation

تنويه: تعرض هنا نبذة من اول ١٠ صفحات فقط من الكتاب الالكتروني، لقراءة الكتاب كاملا اضغط على الزر “اشتر الآن"

‏اللغة: English
The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation

The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation

تقييمك:
0
No votes yet
المؤلف:
دار النشر: Project Gutenberg
الصفحة رقم: 1


Transcriber's Notes



With the exception of the addition of a Table of Contents and the typographical correction noted below, the text in this file is that presented in the original printed version. Some of the text was rearranged so that figures and tables do not split paragraphs.



Typographical Errors


Page 92, Para. 4: plaes => places

 

 

 

The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas
Natural History Reservation


Henry S. Fitch And Ronald L. Mcgregor


Table of Contents Page
Introduction 79
History 79
Composition of the Forest 92
Invasion of Fields 94
Competition and Mortality 97
Effects of Livestock 99
Animal Associates 101
Annotated List of Species 103
Summary and Conclusions 125
Literature Cited 127

 

 

 

double bar

University of Kansas Publications
Museum of Natural History


Volume 10, No. 3, pp. 77-127, 2 pls., 7 figs. in text, 4 tables


bar  December 31, 1956  bar

 

 

 

The Forest Habitat of the University of
Kansas Natural History Reservation

 

 

BY

 

HENRY S. FITCH AND RONALD L. MCGREGOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Kansas
Lawrence
1956

 

 

University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History

Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, A. Byron Leonard,
Robert W. Wilson

 

 

Volume 10, No. 3, pp. 77-127, 2 pls., 7 figs. in text, 4 tables
Published December 31, 1956

 

 

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

PRINTED BY
FERD VOILAND, JR., STATE PRINTER

TOPEKA, KANSAS

1956
Look for the Union Label
26-3855

 

 

The Forest Habitat of the University of
Kansas Natural History Reservation

By

Henry S. Fitch and Ronald L. McGregor

 

 

Introduction

In northeastern Kansas, before it was disturbed by the arrival of white settlers in the eighteen fifties, tall grass prairies and deciduous forests were both represented. These two contrasting types of vegetation overlapped widely in an interdigitating pattern which was determined by distribution of moisture, soil types, slope exposure and various biotic factors.

The early explorers who saw this region, and the settlers who came later, left only incomplete descriptions, which were usually vague as to the locality and the species of plants represented. As a result, there is but little concrete information as to the precise boundaries between the forests and grasslands, and opinions differ among ecologists. No representative sample of either type remains.

It may be assumed that the plant communities existing one hundred years ago and earlier were far more stable than those of the present that have resulted from man's disruptive activities. This stability was only relative, however. Within the last few thousand years since the final withdrawal of the Wisconsinan ice sheet, fairly rapid and continual change must have occurred, as a result of changing climate, the sudden extinction of various large, dominant mammals, and finally the impact of successive aboriginal cultures.

The land north of the Kansas River had been a reserve for the Delaware Indians. This land was thrown open to settlement as a result of two separate purchases from the tribe, in 1860 and

Pages