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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife$
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Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226871714

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.001.0001

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Urbanization and Ecological Change in Milwaukee County

Urbanization and Ecological Change in Milwaukee County

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(p.363) 25 Urbanization and Ecological Change in Milwaukee County
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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
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Lawrence A. Leitner

John H. Idzikowski

Gary S. Casper

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0025

This chapter asks, how has Milwaukee County changed? This area is typical of metropolitan areas elsewhere, where centuries of dense human settlement have eroded natural habitats and the species they supported. It focuses on three major groups: vascular plants, birds, and reptiles and amphibians to consider species losses, current species composition, and future trends. These well-studied groups give us a picture of the dramatic ecological changes that have occurred since European settlement and so serve to reflect how metropolitan areas are changing around the world.

Keywords:   vascular plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, species loss, species composition, ecological changes, metropolitan areas

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