SPRING 1998 VOL. 8/NO. 1

FRESHWATER FUNCTIONS AND VALUES OF PRAIRIE WETLANDS

A special issue sponsored by the Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (IWWR) and supported by Ducks Unlimited Canada and Ducks Unlimited Inc.


ARTICLES

Freshwater Functions and Values of Prairie Wetlands Henry R. Murkin 3

    Key Words: freshwater fuctions, wetlands

Hydrologic Functions of Prairie Wetlands James W. LaBaugh, Thomas C. Winter and Donald O. Rosenberry 17

    Key Words: freshwater values, hydrofunctions

The Groundwater Recharge Function of Small Wetlands in the Semi-Arid Northern Prairies Garth van der Kamp and Masaki Hayashi 39

    Key Words: groundwater recharge

Nitrogen Transformation and Fate in Prairie Wetlands William G. Crumpton and L. Gordon Goldsborough 57

    Key Words: nitrogent fate

Distribution and Environmental Fate of Pesticides in Prairie Wetlands L. Gordon Goldsborough and William G. Crumpton 73

    Key Words: pesticides

Sedimentation of Prairie Wetlands Robert A. Gleason and Ned H. Euliss, Jr. 97

    Key Words: sedimentation

Effects of Atmospheric Change and Agriculture on the Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology of Prairie Wetlands Richard D. Robarts and Marley J. Waiser 113

    Key Words: atmospheric change, microbial ecology

Decision-making for Prairie Wetlands Restoration Susan M. Galatowitsch, Arnold G. van der Valk and Rachel A. Budelsky 137

    Key Words: westland restoration

Functions and Values of Prairie Wetlands: Economic Realities Jay A. Leitch and Patrick Fridgen 157

    Key Words: functions, values

Wetland Policy in Canada: A Research Agenda for Policy Reform Jonathan Scarth 169

    Key Words: westland policy

BOOK REVIEWS

Ruddy Ducks & Other Stifftails: Their Behavior and Biology by Paul A. Johnsgard and Montserrat Carbonell, reviewed by John Faaborg 183

Wetlands of the American Midwest: A Historical Geography of Changing Attitudes by Hugh Prince, reviewed by Sanford S. Kaplan 184

Common Flora of the Playa Lakes by David A. Haukos and Loren M. Smith, reviewed by Kelly W. Allred 185

Mountains and Plains: The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes by Dennis H. Knight, reviewed by David M. Armstrong 187

Prairie Conservation: Preserving North America's Most Endangered Ecosystem edited by Fred B. Samson and Fritz L. Knopf, reviewed by Walter H. Fick 188

Collecting the Natural World: Legal Requirements and Personal Liability for Collecting Plants, Animals, Rocks, Minerals and Fossils by Donald Wolberg and Patsy Reinard, reviewed by Gregory W. Brown 189

Paleoindian: Geoarcheology of the Southern High Plains by Vance T. Holliday, reviewed by Berkley B. Bailey 191

Atlas of the New West edited by William Riebsame, with maps by James Robb, reviewed by Michael F. Logan 192

North American Exploration: A Continent Defined edited by John Logan Allan, reviewed by Leslie Hewes 194

The Geography of Manitoba: Its Land and Its People edited by John Welsted, John Everitt, and Christoph Stadel, reviewed by Paul Hackett 195

Hard Places: Reading the Landscape of America's Historic Mining Districts by Richard V. Francaviglia, reviewed by Duane A. Smith 197

Guide to Kansas Architecture by David H. Sachs and George Ehrlich, reviewed by Jennifer Honebrink 198

Buildings of Colorado by Thomas J. Noel, reviewed by Ted A. Ertl 199

Native American Verbal Art: Texts and Contexts by William M. Clements, reviewed by Paul G. Zolbrod 201

Bless the Pure & Humble: Texas Lawyers and Oil Regulation, 1919-1936 by Nicholas George Malavis, reviewed by Patrick L. Cox 203

NEWS AND NOTES, 205


FALL 1998 VOL. 8/NO.2

CONTENTS
LETTER FROM THE NEW EDITOR, 211
FEATURE ARTICLE

Tallgrass Prairie: Remnants and Relicts Jane H. Bock and Carl E. Bock 213 [1998 Leslie Hewes Award]

    Key Words: Tallgrass Prairie, remnants, relicts

NATURAL SCIENCES

Local Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Southwestern Kansas Douglas G. Goodin, John A. Harrington Jr., Gerold I. Holden Jr., and Brian D. Witcher 231

    Key Words: greenhouse gas emissions</<br />

Grassland Birds and Habitat Structure in Sandhills Prairie Managed Using Cattle or Bison Plus Fire Randall L. Griebel, Stephen L. Winter, and Allen A. Steuter 255

    Key Words: grassland birds, habitat structure

Nuclear DNA Content and Chromosome Numbers in Switchgrass Ku Lu, Shawn M. Kaeppler, K. P. Vogel, K. Arumuganathan, and D. J. Lee 269

    Key Words: switchgrass, nuclear DNA

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Regional Economic Development: Evaluation of a Local Initiative in North Dakota F. Larry Leistritz and Dean A. Bangsund 281

    Key Words: rural economic development

Movie Theaters in the Maintenance of Rural Communities in Kansas Roy Christman 299

    Key Words: movie theaters

The Economic Impact of Hockey in Saskatchewan: A Rural-Urban Comparison David A. Fennell 315

    Key Words: hockey, Saskatchewan

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Grazing on Public Lands: An Alternative View William A. Laycock 335

BOOK REVIEWS

The Desert Grassland edited by Mitchel P. McClaran and Thomas R. Van Devender, reviewed by Rob Mitchell 337

The Hidden Sea: Ground Water, Springs, and Wells by Francis H. Chapelle, reviewed by David E. Kromm 338

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands edited by Stephen Packard and Cornelia F. Mutel, reviewed by Douglas H. Johnson 339

The Science of Conservation Planning: Habitat Conservation under the Endangered Species Act by Reed F. Noss, Michael A. O'Connell, and Dennis D. Murphy, reviewed by Craig A. Davis 341

U.S. Agricultural Response to Income Taxation by Hoy F. Carman, reviewed by A. L. Frederick 342

Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis edited by Andrew Hurley, reviewed by Timothy R. Mahoney 344

People and the Land through Time: Linking Ecology and History by Emily W. B. Russell, reviewed by Emily Greenwald 346

Principles of Geoarchaeology: A North American Perspective by Michael R.Waters, reviewed by Rolfe D. Mandel 348

Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World edited by Timothy R. Pauketat and Thomas E. Emerson, reviewed by Alan J. Osborn 349

The Whiskey Trade of the Northwestern Plains: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Margaret A. Kennedy, reviewed by Peter C. Mancall 352

Parallel Paths: Fiduciary Doctrine and the Crown-Native Relationship in Canada by Leonard Ian Rotman, reviewed by Russel Lawrence Barsh 353

North American Exploration: A Continent Comprehended edited by John Logan Allen, reviewed by G. Malcolm Lewis 355

The Explorers' Texas: The Animals They Found by DelWeniger, reviewed byDavid 0. Ribble 357

Baby Bird Portraits by George Miksch Sutton by Paul A. Johnsgard, reviewed by James D. Rising 358

NEWS AND NOTES, 360
ANNUAL INDEX, 363