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Tables of Contents for A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Editor's Note
v
2
Acknowledgments
vii
2
Preface
ix
 
1 HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
1
13
2 FOREST ECOLOGY
14
36
Essay: Plant-Herbivore Wars
37
13
3 LIFE ZONES
50
9
4. WIDESPREAD WESTERN MAMMALS AND BIRDS
59
37
Essay: Elk and Sexual Selection
60
5
Essay: Pale Rump Patches
65
1
Essay: Antlers and Horns
66
7
Essay: The Selfish Herd and the Solitary Hunter
73
3
Essay: Old World and New World Vultures
76
14
Plate 1. Widespread Western Mammals
90
2
Plate 2. Widespread Birds of Open Areas
92
2
Plate 3. Widespread Forest Birds
94
2
5. WEST MEETS EAST: GREAT PLAINS FORESTS
96
24
PRAIRIE RIPARIAN FOREST
97
10
Essay: The Eastern Kingbird's Dual Personality
102
3
Essay: Lumping and Splitting on the Great Plains
105
2
BLACK HILLS FOREST
107
9
Essay: What Is a Community?
113
3
Plate 4. Prairie Riparian Forest
116
2
Plate 5. Black Hills Forest
118
2
6. SOUTH TEXAS FORESTS
120
34
GULF COAST LIVE OAK FOREST
121
6
EDWARDS PLATEAU FOREST
127
9
Essay: Mexican Birds
134
2
LOWER RIO GRANDE FOREST
136
9
Essay: Lower Rio Grande Valley Wildlife Corridor
144
1
EAST TEXAS PINE FOREST
145
3
Plate 6. Edwards Plateau Forest
148
2
Plate 7. Lower Rio Grande Forest I
150
2
Plate 8. Lower Rio Grande Forest II
152
2
7. ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORESTS
154
106
GREAT BASIN DESERT
158
3
SHORTGRASS PRAIRIE
161
4
PINYON-JUNIPER FOREST
165
9
Essay: The Interlocking Fates of Jays and Pinyons
172
2
PONDEROSA PINE FOREST
174
9
Essay: Bird Guilds
181
2
ASPEN GROVE
183
8
LODGEPOLE PINE FOREST
191
12
Essay: Was Smokey Wrong? The Ecological Role of Fire
199
4
RIPARIAN FOREST
203
7
SPRUCE-FIR FOREST
210
8
HIGH PINE FOREST
218
7
TIMBERLINE-ALPINE TUNDRA
225
19
Animals of the Alpine Tundra
235
4
Essay: The Social Orders of Marmots
239
5
Plate 9. Pinyon-Juniper Forest
244
2
Plate 10. Ponderosa Pine Forest
246
2
Plate 11. Aspen Grove
248
2
Plate 12. Lodgepole Pine Forest
250
2
Plate 13. Riparian Forest
252
2
Plate 14. Spruce-Fir Forest
254
2
Plate 15. High Pine Forest
256
2
Plate 16. Animals of the Timberline-Alpine Tundra
258
2
8. SOUTHWEST FORESTS
260
85
ARROYO AND DESERT SCRUB
265
10
Essay: Sonoita Creek, Oasis in the Desert
273
2
MEXICAN MADREAN FOOTHILL FOREST
275
8
ARIZONA MADREAN FOOTHILL FOREST
283
8
ARIZONA CANYON RIPARIAN FOREST
291
8
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAIN FOREST
299
10
Essay: Arizona's Occasional Parrot
307
2
CHIHUAHUA DESERT
309
7
Essay: How a Grassland Becomes a Desert
314
2
GIANT SAGUARO CACTUS FOREST
316
14
Essay: The Saguaro: Keystone Species of the Bajada
328
2
Plate 17. Arroyo and Desert Scrub
330
2
Plate 18. Mexican Madrean Foothill Forest
332
2
Plate 19. Arizona Madrean Foothill Forest
334
2
Plate 20. Arizona Canyon Riparian Forest
336
2
Plate 21. Southwest Mountain Forest
338
2
Plate 22. Giant Saguaro Cactus Forest
340
5
References
345
3
Index
348