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Title: Plants, arthropods, and birds of the Rio Grande [chapter 7]

Author: Finch, Deborah M.; Wolters, Gale L.; Yong, Wang; Mund, Mary Jean

Date: 1995

Source: In: Finch, Deborah M.; Tainter, Joseph A., tech eds. Ecology, diversity, and sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-268. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 133-164.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Human populations have increased dramatically along the Rio Grande since European settlement. Human use of water for irrigation and consumption, and human use of land for agriculture, urban centers, livestock grazing, and recreation have changed Rio Grande ecosystems by altering flood cycles, channel geomorphology, upslope processes, and water quality and quantity. Such abiotic changes have influenced the biological diversity and ecological functions of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, altering the distribution, structure, and composition of riparian plant and animal communities.

Keywords: Rio Grande, sustainability, riparian, environmental history, climate change, pinyon-juniper, desert grasslands, ecosystem restoration

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Finch, Deborah M.; Wolters, Gale L.; Yong, Wang; Mund, Mary Jean. 1995. Plants, arthropods, and birds of the Rio Grande [chapter 7]. In: Finch, Deborah M.; Tainter, Joseph A., tech eds. Ecology, diversity, and sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-268. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 133-164.

 


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