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dc.contributor.authorBoren, J. C.
dc.contributor.authorEngle, D. M.
dc.contributor.authorGregory, M. S.
dc.contributor.authorMasters, R. E.
dc.contributor.authorBidwell, T. G.
dc.contributor.authorMast, V. A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T05:57:54Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T05:57:54Z
dc.date.issued1997-05-01
dc.identifier.citationBoren, J. C., Engle, D. M., Gregory, M. S., Masters, R. E., Bidwell, T. G., & Mast, V. A. (1997). Landscape structure and change in a hardwood forest-tall-grass prairie ecotone. Journal of Range Management, 50(3), 244-249.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003723
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644128
dc.description.abstractTemporal changes in land use, vegetation cover types, and landscape structure were examined in a hardwood forest-tallgrass prairie ecotone in northern Oklahoma using a Geographic Information System. Our objective was to examine relationships between human activity, changes in land use and vegetation cover type, and landscape structure in rural landscapes between 1966 and 1990. Cover types in most of the high density rural population landscape in this study require more intensive inputs and management, which resulted in a landscape with lower diversity, higher homogeneity, and greater patch fragmentation compared to the low density rural population landscape. Both native grasslands and forests were less fragmented in the low density rural population landscape whereas forests were increasingly fragmented in the high density rural population landscape. Native grasslands were less fragmented than forests for all years in both the low density rural population and high density rural population landscapes. Our study suggests conservationists should focus their concerns on fragmentation and losses in biological diversity that accompany increased human activity in densely populated rural landscapes that surround urban centers. Extensively managed landscapes dominated by native vegetation that are under less pressure from expanding human influence are in less peril.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectdeciduous forests
dc.subjectlandscape ecology
dc.subjectgeographic information systems
dc.subjectground cover
dc.subjectland use
dc.subjectpopulation density
dc.subjectspecies diversity
dc.subjectOklahoma
dc.subjectnatural grasslands
dc.subjectprairies
dc.subjectbotanical composition
dc.titleLandscape structure and change in a hardwood forest-tall-grass prairie ecotone
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume50
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage244-249
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T05:57:54Z


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