Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Julie Stromberg

1. Introduction to the Paradox Plant
Anna Sher


2. Genetics of Tamarix
John Gaskin

3. Measuring Extent and Projections of Tamarix distribution in North America
Catherine Jarnevich, Paul Evangelista, J. Graham

4. Evapotranspiration by tamarisk in the Colorado River Basin
Erika Zavaleta

5. Tamarisk: Ecohydrology of a Successful Plant
Pamela Nagler and Edward Glenn

6. Water use by Tamarix
James Cleverly

7. Tamarix, hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
Daniel A. Auerbach, David M. Merritt, Patrick B. Shafroth

8. Tamarisk and Salinity: an overview
Michelle Ohrtman, Ken Lair

9. Tamarix from organism to landscape
Kevin Hultine+ and Tom Dudley

10. Tamarix as Wildlife Habitat
Heather Bateman, Eben Paxton and William Longland

11. Tamarisk in riparian woodlands: a birds eye view
Mark Sogge, Eben H. Paxton, and Charles van Riper III

12. Tamarix as invertebrate habitat
Stephanie Strudley and Peter Dalin

13. Tamarix and soil ecology
Kelley Meinhardt and Catherine Gehring
14. fire ecology of Tamarix
Gail Drus

15. Tamarix: passenger or driver of ecosystem change?
Tyler D. Johnson

16. Tamarisk Introduction, Naturalization and Control in the United States, 1818-1952 Matthew Chew

17. The Politics of a Tree: How a species became national policy
Tim Carlson

18. A Philosophical Framework for Assessing the Value of the Tamarisk
Naomi Reshotko

19. The horticulture of Tamarix
Martin F. Quigley

20. Tamarix management: Lessons and techniques
Cameron Douglass, Scott Nissen and Charlie Heart

21. Tamarisk management at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Gina Dello Russo

22. Bring on the beetles! The history and impact of tamarisk biological control
Dan Bean, Tom Dudley and Kevin Hultine

23. Riparian restoration in the context of Tamarix control
Patrick. B. Shafroth, David Merritt, Mark Briggs, Vanessa Beauchamp, Kenneth Lair, Michael Scott, and Anna Sher

24. Revegetation After Tamarisk Removal: what grows next?
Robin Bay

25. The future of Tamarix
Anna Sher


About the Author

Anna Sher has been investigating the ecology of tamarisk trees since 1993 and on two continents. She is a biology professor at the University of Denver, where her lab is currently focused on restoration of riparian ecosystems and plant communities that arise after the removal of Tamarix.

Martin F. Quigley is a plant ecologist and licensed landscape architect. He is the Kurtz Professor of Botany at the University of Denver, where he teaches Conservation Biology, Ethnobotany, Ecology, and Restoration Ecology.


"Tamarisk is not just about the impacts of an exotic species, but is in fact an outstanding entry pointinto many of the most important ecological and conservation questions that scientists and land managers are grappling with today; Do non-native species provide important ecosystem services? What is the best way to manage a landscape dominated by non-native species? What are the ethical and ecological reasons for removing non-native species? Because
of this well-written book, the tamarisk will become a key example for introducing young scientists and land managers to the complexities of dealing with exotics species in established ecosystems." -- Richard
Primack, Boston University and author of Essentials of Conservation Biology
"A comprehensive treatment of one of the highest-profile invasive species in North America, and surely the most controversial. We owe Sher and Quigley a hearty thanks for assembling a cast of authorities on the biological, historical, sociological, political, and economic facets of the spread and management of salt cedar. Everyone from concerned laypersons through ecologists and botanists will enjoy reading this book and learn a lot from it." -- Daniel
Simberloff, Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Tennessee and founder of the Institute of Biological Invasions
"This book represents the most comprehensive work yet published of the biology, ecology, and sociological impacts of Tamarix. Most impressive is the unbiased approach, broad perspective, and science-based standards used to address the many controversial issues related to positive benefits or negative impacts of Tamarix." -- Joe DiTomaso, University of California, Davis, and author of Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West
"With 44 of the world's top Tamarisk researchers, Drs. Sher and Quigley have assembled the first comprehensive book on this important woody genus in the western United States. This is tremendously valuable book is a must have for all who study or manage Tamarix." -- Mike Dombeck, Chief Emeritus, U.S. Forest Service

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.

Back to top