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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: West gulf coastal plain prairies: A first approximation at a synthesis
Year: 2002
Author(s): MacRoberts, M. H., MacRoberts, B. R.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Third Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 5-21
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Abstract: Prairies (open grasslands) are one of the best-studies plant associations in the world. Thousands of books and papers have been written on them and entire conferences focus on special aspects of their ecology, management, and restoration. Southeastern prairie, except for the prairie belt of Alabama and Mississippi, have been woefully neglected in this literature. However, they were extensive in pre-European times and there still exist many small, isolated prairies in the piney woods of the West Gulf Coastal Plain--east Texas, west Louisiana, and south Arkansas--that remain intact with their natural vegetation. We review distribution, floristics, management, and edaphic conditions of these little known and understudied grasslands.
Publisher: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1-3, 2002. Omnipress, Madison, WI
Editor(s): J. Randall