The tall-grass prairie ecosystem once domi nated much of the Midwest; Iowa was in the center of this immense grassland. A diverse birdlife used the abundant prairie pothole wet lands and upland tall-grass cover. Although early agriculture produced a landscape that briefly increased wildlife diversity, the steady shift toward larger farms has resulted in re duced wildlife habitat.
Louis B. Best
Year of Grant Completion
Best, Louis, "Wildlife use of and productivity in diverted cropland" (1995). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 59.