Campus Units

Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2014

Journal or Book Title

The Prairie Naturalist

Volume

46

Issue

2

First Page

109

Last Page

110

Abstract

In the tallgrass prairies of the United States, the regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia) often is considered a reliable indicator of high quality remnant habitat. Purple milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) is considered an indicator of high quality oak savanna habitat at the edge of prairie. Indicator and other surrogate species often are regarded as inescapable necessities in conservation, because limited budgets and the myriad pieces of an ecosystem render comprehensive monitoring impossible. Regardless of whether or not surrogate species are necessary, do they really work?

Comments

This review is published as T. J. Grant, P. G. Eyheralde, M. S. C. Telemeco, A. L. Moorhouse, R. A. Reeves, K. Grimlund, A. Podaril, S. E. Emeterio, and R. W. Klaver. Book Review: Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species. Prairie Naturalist 46:109-110.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf