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Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont

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Vermont's natural communities ? its northern hardwood forests, dry oak woodlands, alpine tundra, red maple swamps, bogs, and marshes ? are described in this comprehensive book. Richly illustrated with beautiful line drawings and color photographs, the guide describes each of Vermont's 80 upland and wetland natural communities. Ecological settings, including geology, soils, climate, and natural disturbance processes, are described for each community, along with complete lists of characteristic plants and animals, ...

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Overview

Vermont's natural communities — its northern hardwood forests, dry oak woodlands, alpine tundra, red maple swamps, bogs, and marshes — are described in this comprehensive book. Richly illustrated with beautiful line drawings and color photographs, the guide describes each of Vermont's 80 upland and wetland natural communities. Ecological settings, including geology, soils, climate, and natural disturbance processes, are described for each community, along with complete lists of characteristic plants and animals, and public lands readers may visit.

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland contains detailed information on natural communities that is not available elsewhere, and practical information for naturalists, teachers, students, landowners, land managers, foresters, conservation planners, and all those with a love of the outdoors who want to learn more about their surroundings.

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"A solid, comprehensive guide . . . practical information for naturalists, teachers, landowners and conservation planners . . . as well as general knowledge for anyone who wants to learn more about the Vermont outdoors." —Vermont Sunay Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584650775
  • Publisher: Middlebury College Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Series: Middlebury Bicentennial Series in Environmental Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 468
  • Sales rank: 1,385,713
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH THOMPSON, an ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and an instructor at the University of Vermont, has roamed Vermont's woods for nearly 20 years, studying native plants and their ecology. She has published numerous magazine articles and reports on natural history, community ecology, and conservation.

ERIC SORENSON, an ecologist for the Vermont Nongame and Natural Heritage Program, has enjoyed studying the wetlands of northern New England since moving to the region in 1983. He has published several reports and articles on wetland community ecology and wetland protection.

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From detailed descriptions of the eight biophysical regions of Vermont to descriptions of each upland and wetland community's characteristics and how they can be identified, this book seeks to make practical familiarity with the Vermont landscape available to everyone. It is such a familiarity with the landscape that allows a meaningful understanding of not only the region's past, but its possible futures. -- from the Foreword by Stephen C. Trombulak
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