Tamarix

A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West
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9780199898213
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480
Autor:
Martin F. Quigley
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Englisch
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The invasive species Tamarix first attracted the public eye in the 1990's when it was suspected of contributing to widespread drought and wildfires in the Western United States. Once purported to consume as much water as entire cities, very few plant species have received as much scientific, public, and political discussion and debate as Tamarix. Written by 44 of the field's most prominent scholars and scientists, this volume compiles 25 essays on this fascinating species--its biology, ecology, politics, management, and the ethical issues involved with designating a particular species as "e;good"e; or "e;bad"e;. The book analyzes the controversy surrounding the Tamarisk's role in our ecosystems and what should be done about it.
The invasive species Tamarix first attracted the public eye in the 1990's when it was suspected of contributing to widespread drought and wildfires in the Western United States. Once purported to consume as much water as entire cities, very few plant species have received as much scientific, public, and political discussion and debate as Tamarix. Written by 44 of the field's most prominent scholars and scientists, this volume compiles 25 essays on this fascinating species--its biology, ecology, politics, management, and the ethical issues involved with designating a particular species as "e;good"e; or "e;bad"e;. The book analyzes the controversy surrounding the Tamarisk's role in our ecosystems and what should be done about it.
Foreword
Julie Stromberg

1. Introduction to the Paradox Plant
Anna Sher

PART I: BIOLOGY AND RANGE

2. Genetics of Tamarix
John Gaskin

3. Measuring Extent and Projections of Tamarix distribution in North America
Catherine Jarnevich, Paul Evangelista, J. Graham

4. Evapotranspiration by tamarisk in the Colorado River Basin
Erika Zavaleta

5. Tamarisk: Ecohydrology of a Successful Plant
Pamela Nagler and Edward Glenn

6. Water use by Tamarix
James Cleverly

7. Tamarix, hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
Daniel A. Auerbach, David M. Merritt, Patrick B. Shafroth

8. Tamarisk and Salinity: an overview
Michelle Ohrtman, Ken Lair

PART II: ECOLOGY
9. Tamarix from organism to landscape
Kevin Hultine+ and Tom Dudley

10. Tamarix as Wildlife Habitat
Heather Bateman, Eben Paxton and William Longland

11. Tamarisk in riparian woodlands: a birds eye view
Mark Sogge, Eben H. Paxton, and Charles van Riper III

12. Tamarix as invertebrate habitat
Stephanie Strudley and Peter Dalin

13. Tamarix and soil ecology
Kelley Meinhardt and Catherine Gehring
14. fire ecology of Tamarix
Gail Drus

15. Tamarix: passenger or driver of ecosystem change?
Tyler D. Johnson

PART III: THE HUMAN ELEMENT
16. Tamarisk Introduction, Naturalization and Control in the United States, 1818-1952 Matthew Chew

17. The Politics of a Tree: How a species became national policy
Tim Carlson

18. A Philosophical Framework for Assessing the Value of the Tamarisk
Naomi Reshotko

19. The horticulture of Tamarix
Martin F. Quigley

PART IV: MANAGEMENT
20. Tamarix management: Lessons and techniques
Cameron Douglass, Scott Nissen and Charlie Heart

21. Tamarisk management at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Gina Dello Russo

22. Bring on the beetles! The history and impact of tamarisk biological control
Dan Bean, Tom Dudley and Kevin Hultine

23. Riparian restoration in the context of Tamarix control
Patrick. B. Shafroth, David Merritt, Mark Briggs, Vanessa Beauchamp, Kenneth Lair, Michael Scott, and Anna Sher

24. Revegetation After Tamarisk Removal: what grows next?
Robin Bay

25. The future of Tamarix
Anna Sher

GLOSSARY
INDEX
The invasive species Tamarix first attracted the public eye in the 1990's when it was suspected of contributing to widespread drought and wildfires in the Western United States. Once purported to consume as much water as entire cities, very few plant species have received as much scientific, public, and political discussion and debate as Tamarix. Written by 44 of the field's most prominent scholars and scientists, this volume compiles 25 essays on this fascinating species--its biology, ecology, politics, management, and the ethical issues involved with designating a particular species as "good" or "bad". The book analyzes the controversy surrounding the Tamarisk's role in our ecosystems and what should be done about it.

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