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A field guide to the natural communities of Michigan / Joshua G. Cohen [and three others].

Publication:
East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (405 p.)
Subjects:
Biotic communities -- Michigan.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Overview: The culmination of three decades of work by Michigan Natural Features Inventory ecologists, this essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan introduces the diverse terrain of a unique state. Small enough to carry in a backpack, this field guide provides a system for dividing the complex natural landscape of Michigan into easily understood and describable components called natural communities. Providing a new way to explore Michigan's many environments, this book details natural communities ranging from patterned fen to volcanic bedrock glade and beyond. The descriptions are supplemented with distribution maps, vibrant photographs, and comprehensive lists of characteristic plant species. The authors suggest places to visit to further study each type of natural community and provide a comprehensive glossary of ecological terms, as well as a dichotomous key for aiding field identification. An invaluable resource, this book is meant to serve as a tool for those seeking to understand, describe, document, conserve, and restore the diversity of natural communities native to Michigan.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Table 1: Natural Community Types by Ecological Class and Group
Table 2: Natural Community State Ranks
Table 3: Soil pH Ranges
Key to the natural community
Types of Michigan
Palustrine Class:
Marsh Group:
Submergent Marsh
Emergent Marsh
Great Lakes Marsh
Inland Salt Marsh
Coastal Plain Marsh
Intermittent Wetland
Northern Wet Meadow
Southern Wet Meadow
Interdunal Wetland
Wet Prairie Group:
Wet Prairie
Wet-mesic Prairie
Wet-mesic Sand Prairie
Lakeplain Wet Prairie
Lakeplain Wet-mesic Prairie
Fen Group:
Poor Fen
Patterned Fen
Northern Fen
Prairie Fen
Coastal Fen
Bog Group:
Bog
Muskeg
Shrub Wetland Group:
Inundated Shrub Swamp
Northern Shrub Thicket
Southern Shrub-Carr
Forested Wetland Group:
Poor Conifer Swamp
Rich Conifer Swamp
Rich Tamarack Swamp
Hardwood-Conifer Swamp
Floodplain Forest
Northern Hardwood Swamp
Southern Hardwood Swamp
Wet-mesic Flatwoods
Terrestrial Class:
Prairie Group:
Hillside Prairie
Dry Sand Prairie
Dry-mesic Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Mesic Sand Prairie
Savanna Group:
Pine Barrens
Oak-Pine Barrens
Oak Barrens
Oak Openings
Lakeplain Oak Openings
Bur Oak Plains
Forest Group:
Dry Northern Forest
Dry-mesic Northern Forest
Mesic Northern Forest
Boreal Forest
Dry Southern Forest
Dry-mesic Southern Forest
Mesic Southern Forest
Palustrine/Terrestrial Class:
Wooded Dune & Swale Group:
Wooded Dune & Swale Group:
Wooded Dune & Swale complex
Primary Class:
Dunes Group:
Open Dunes
Great Lakes Barrens
Sand/Cobble Shore Group:
Sand & Gravel Beach
Limestone Cobble Shore
Sandstone Cobble Shore
Volcanic Cobble Shore
Bedrock Lakeshore Group:
Limestone Bedrock Lakeshore
Sandstone Bedrock Lakeshore
Granite Bedrock Lakeshore
Volcanic Bedrock Lakeshore
Bedrock Grassland Group:
Alvar
Bedrock Glade Group:
Limestone Bedrock Glade
Granite Bedrock Glade
Volcanic Bedrock Glade
Northern Bald
Lakeshore Cliff/Bluff Group:
Clay Bluff
Limestone Lakeshore Cliff
Sandstone Lakeshore Cliff
Granite Lakeshore Cliff
Volcanic Lakeshore Cliff
Inland Cliff Group:
Limestone Cliff
Sandstone Cliff
Granite Cliff
Volcanic Cliff
Subterranean/Sink Class:
Karst Group:
Cave
Sinkhole
Notes
Glossary
References.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Cohen, Joshua G., author.
ISBN:
1-60917-419-4
OCLC:
899261577
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