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Natural Communities

by Barnhill, David L last modified Apr 17, 2011 08:06 PM

Plants don't live by themselves. They are always part of a community of plants and associated animals. Knowing the different natural communities is an essential part of ecological understanding.

THE IDEA OF A "NATURAL COMMUNITY"

 

MAJOR NATURAL COMMUNITIES IN WISCONSIN

 

If you like being thorough, here is a list of all the natural communities of Wisconsin with websites for each.

NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF WISCONSIN: RESOURCES
Curtis, John T. The Vegetation of Wisconsin : An Ordination of Plant Communities . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1959. (book)

Epstein, Eric, Emmet Judziewicz and Elizabeth Spencer. DNR list and descriptions.
>> See also the UWSP search engine

Hoffman, Randy. Wisconsin Natural Communities: How to Recognize Them, Where to Find Them . Madison , WI : University of Wisconsin Press, 2002. (book)

Umbanhowar, C.E., Jr. "Vegetation of Wisconsin Habitats." Wisconsin Botanical Information System (Wisconsin State Herbarium).

 

NATURAL COMMUNITIES IN OTHER STATES

Michigan

Minnesota

 

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by Barnhill, David L last modified Apr 17, 2011 08:06 PM