SPRING 2006 VOL. 16/NO. 1

EDITOR'S NOTE, 3
INTRODUCTION, 3
ARTICLES

A Delicate Balance: Rainfall and Groundwater in Nebraska during the 2000-2005 Drought Mark E. Burbach and R. Matthew Joeckel 5

    Key Words: climate impacts, drought, groundwater levels, groundwater monitoring, vulnerability

Hydrological Effects and Groundwater Fluctuations in Interdunal Environments in the Nebraska Sandhills David C. Gosseling, Venkatraramana Sridhar, F. Edwin Harvey and James W. Goeke 17

    Key Words; evapotranspiration, groundwater fluctuation, interdunal valleys, Nebraska Sandhills

Ecophysiological Responses of Schizachyrium scoparium to Water and Nitrogen Manipulations Amy Kochsiek, Veronica Ciganda, Neal Bryan, Lena Hite, and Tala Awada 29

    Key Words: bluestem, climate change, gas exchange, Great Plains, nutrient availability, water potential

Precipitation and Fire Effects on Flowering of a Rare Prairie Orchid Gary D. Wilson, Manda J. Page, and F. Adnan Akyüz 37

    Key Words: burn decision scenarios, Pipestone National Monument, prescribed fire, precipitation, western prairie fringed orchid

Reducing Smooth Sumac Dominance in Native Tallgrass Prairie Susan J. Tunnell, James Stubbendieck, Sal Palazzolo, and Robert A. Masters 45

    Key Words: Great Plains, herbicide, prescribed burning, Rhus glabra

Grazing and Military Vehicle Effects on Grassland Soils and Vegetation John A. Guretzky, Alan B. Anderson, and Jeffrey S. Fehmi 51

    Key Words: cattle grazing disturbance, grasslands, Great Plains ecosystems, military impacts, state-and-transition models

Underlying Causes and Implications of Nebraska Retail Trade Patterns Rex Nelson, Bruce B. Johnson, and David L. Darling 63

    Key Words: retail trade pull factors, rural economic development, rural retail development

Bison and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations David Lulka 73

    Key Words: bison, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Great Plains, Native Americans

Demand Estimation for Agricultural Processing Coproducts Cheryl J. Wachenheim, Patrick Novak, Eric A. DeVuyst, and David K. Lambert 85

    Key Words: coproducts, demand estimation, econometrics, linear programming, livestock feeding

BOOK REVIEWS

George Beadle, An Uncommon Farmer: The Emergence of Genetics in the 20th Century by Paul Berg and Maxine Singer, reviewed by Donald P. Weeks 95

Windswept: A Passionate View of the Prairie Grasslands by Wayne Lynch, reviewed by Jane E. Austin 96

Grasslands: Toward a North American Conservation Strategy by David A. Gauthier, Alberto Lafon, Theodore P. Toombs, Jügen Hoth and Ed Wiken, reviewed by David J. Gibson 97

Managing Changing Prairie Landscapes by Todd A. Radenbaugh and Glenn C. Sutter, eds., reviewed by Fred B. Samson 98

Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States by Eric M.Coombs, Janet K. Clark, Gary L. Piper, and Alfred F. Cofrancesco, Jr., eds., reviewed by Andrew P. Norton 98

Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide by Michael J. Haddock, reviewed by Douglas Ladd 99

Wildflowers of Montana by Donald Anthony Schiemann, reviewed by Clayton H., McCracken 100

Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands by Jason F. Shogren, ed., reviewed by Mace Hack 100

Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species by Michael Lanoo, ed., reviewed by William E. Duellman 101

Fishes of Oklahoma by Rudolf J. Miller and Henry W. Robison, reviewed by Keith B. Gido 102

On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America by Michael Forsberg, reviewed by Dale G. Hjertaas 102

Prairie Dog Empire: A Saga of the Shortgrass Prairie by Paul A. Johnsgard, reviewed by Richard P. Reading

Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada by Harold Coward and Andrew J. Weaver, eds., reviewed by Matthew Bramley 103

Weather Extremes of the West by Tye W. Parzybok, reviewed by John W. Nielsen-Gammon 104

The Settlements of the America Continents: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Biogeography by C. Michael Barton, Geoffrey A. Clark, David R. Yesner, and Georges A. Pearson, eds., reviewed by Steven R. Holen 105

Archaeology on the Edge: New Perspectives from the Northern Plains by Brian Kooyman, and Jane Kelley, eds., reviewed by Raymond Le Blanc 105

The Art of the Warriors: Rock Art of the American Plains by James D. Keyser, reviewed by Kelley Hays-Gilpin 106

Troubled Fields: Men, Emotions, and the Crisis in American Farming by Eric Ramírez-Ferrero, reviewed by Charles W. Nuckolls 107

Civic Communion: The Rhetoric of Community Building by David E. Proctor, reviewed by Brett Zollinger 108

One House: The Unicameral’s Progressive Vision for Nebraska by Charlyne Berens, reviewed by James B. Johnson 108

Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought by Sandy Grande, reviewed by Steven Crum 109

The Courts and the Colonies: The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes by Alvin J. Esau, reviewed by Rod Janzen 110

NEWS AND NOTES, 111


FALL 2006 VOL. 16/NO. 2

EDITOR'S NOTE, 115
ARTICLES

River Size and Fish Assemblages in Southwestern South Dakota Christopher W. Hoagstrom, Steven S. Wall, Jeremy P. Duehr, and Charles R. Berry Jr. 117

    Key Words: Bad River, Belle Fourche River, Cheyenne River, longitudinal succession, White River

Climate and Habitat Factors Related to a Localized Extirpation of Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) Mark T. Porath 127

    Key Words: climate conditions, extirpation, gizzard shad, habitat factors, winterkill

Arsenic in Groundwater and Rural Public Water Supplies in Nebraska, U.S.A. David C. Gosselin, Lynne M. Klawer, R.M. Joeckel, F. Edwin Harvey, Angela R. Reade, and Kevin McVey 137

    Key Words: arsenic, groundwater, Nebraska, public water supplies, water sampling

Fire History at the Southwestern Great Plains Margin, Missouri River Loess Hills Michael C. Stambaugh, Richard P. Guyette, Rose-Marie Muzika, and Erin R. McMurry 149

    Key Words: bur oak, fire history, Great Plains, Loess Hills, Quercus

Fire History at the Southwestern Great Plains Margin, Capulin Volcano National Monument Richard P. Guyette, Michael C. Stambaugh, Rose-Marie Muzika, and Erin R. McMurry 161

     Key Words: dendrochronology, fire scars, New Mexico,Pinus edulis, Pinus ponderosa

Seed Bank Viability of Inland Saline Wetland Sites in Agro-Ecosystems Paul D. Nabity and Kyle D. Hoagland 173

     Key Words: hydrology, inland saline wetland, Nebraska Eastern Saline Wetlands, seed bank, wetland restoration assessment

Land Use and Transfer Plans in the U.S. Great Plains Susan Hautaniemi Leonard and Myron P. Gutmann 181

    Key Words: land use, land transfer, farm succession, farm exit, agriculture, retirement

Are Anti-Spit Tobacco Campaigns Striking Out? A Survey of Iowa and Nebraska College Baseball Players David C. Ogden, Teresa A. Lamsam, Hugh J. Reilly and Michael L. Hilt 195

    Key Words: advertising, baseball, college, fear appeals, relaxation, spit tobacco

BOOK REVIEWS

Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea by Michael J. Everhart, reviewed by Jonathan R. Hendricks 203

The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology by Rogers Curry, Kristina A. and Jeffrey A. Wilson, eds. reviewed by Anthony R. Fiorillo 203

Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America by Paul S. Martin, reviewed by Michael Fosha 204

Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage by Laurajane Smith, reviewed by George P. Nicholas 205

Discovering North American Rock Art by Lawrence L. Loendorf, Christopher Chippindale, and David S. Whitley, eds., reviewed by Linea Sundstrom 206

Stone by Stone: Exploring Ancient Sites on the Canadian Plains by Liz Bryan, reviewed by David Meyer 206

Plains Earthlodges: Ethnographic and Archaeological Perspectives by Donna C. Roper and Elizabeth P. Pauls, eds., reviewed by Thomas D. Thiessen 207

Archaeology as a Process: Processualism and Its Progeny by Michael J. O’Brien, R. Lee Lyman, and Michael Brian Schiffer, reviewed by Dawn Bringelson 208

Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Thomas P. Lowry, reviewed by Ronald V. Loge 208

Improved Earth: Prairie Space as Modern Artefact by Rod Bantjes, reviewed by Arn Keeling 209

“Will the Circle be Unbroken?”: Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice, and the Challenges of Conflict and Change by Jane Dickson-Gilmore and Carol La Prairie, reviewed by Tim Quigley 210

Loud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology by John F. Galliher, Wayne H. Brekhus, and David P. Keys, reviewed by Stephen Valocchi 211

New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States by Victor Zúñiga and Rubén Hernández-León, eds., reviewed by David M. Heer 211

The Limits of Participation: Members and Leaders in Canada’s Reform Party by Faron Ellis, reviewed by David J. Hall 212

Determining the Economic Value of Water: Concepts and Methods by Robert A. Young, reviewed by David W. Yoskowitz 213

The Elemental Prairie: Sixty Tallgrass Plants by George Olson and John Madson, reviewed by Misty Hays 213

A Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas and the Southern Great Plains by Joel E. Holloway and Amanda Neill, ed., reviewed by George M. Diggs, Jr. 214

Entomology at the Land Grant University: Perspectives from the Texas A&M University Department Centenary by Kevin M. Heinz, Raymond Frisbie, and Carlos Bogran, eds., reviewed by Richard Berberet 214

A Dazzle of Dragonflies by Forrest L. Mitchell and James L. Lasswell, reviewed by Rob Cannings 215

Birds of the Great Plains by Bob Jennings, Ted T. Cable and Rogers Burrows, reviewed by David L. Swanson 216

In the Company of Crows and Ravens by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell, reviewed by Paul A. Johnsgard 217

Portraits of the Bison: an Illustrated Guide to Bison Society by Wes Olson, reviewed by Greg Wilson 217

Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Food by George Pyle, reviewed by Robert Gronski 218

Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews with 14 Agents of Change by Anna Anderson, reviewed by Sarah Fogleman 219

Good Growing: Why Organic Farming Works by Leslie A. Duram, reviewed by Edward (Ted) Carey 219