The Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Societies (TNAS) are published by the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. The objectives of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences are to further the work of scientists and to facilitate cooperation among them; to improve the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare and environmental quality; to provide the opportunity for scientific research related to the problems of the ever-changing environment of the Great Plains; to increase public understanding and appreciation of the importance and promise of science in human progress; to stimulate science education, and to encourage young people to become involved in science, and to foster the interaction of business, industry, government, education, and the academic scientific community.

The TNAS was established in 1969 by the State Legislature of Nebraska during its eightieth session. In that session, Legislative Bill 776 provided funds to aid the Nebraska Academy of Sciences in the publication of scientific works submitted by Nebraska scientists. Volumes 1 and 2 of the Transactions were published under this arrangement, but Volume 3 was privately funded. Volumes 4-27 were published under the auspices of the Nebraska Department of Education with funds authorized by the State Legislature, except Volume 11, a special issue supported by a grant from the Peter Kiewit Charitable Trust. Beginning with Volume 28, support was from funds bequeathed to the Nebraska Academy of Sciences by C. Bertrand and Marian Othmer Schultz.

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The editor of the TNAS is selected by the Executive Committee of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. The current editor is Bruce A. Chase, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, AH 114, Omaha, NE 68182; bchase@unomaha.edu; 402-554-2586.

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The TNAS publishes peer-reviewed results of original research by members of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences in good standing, letters commenting on material previously published in the TNAS, and reviews or historical perspectives on topics relevant to the objectives of the Academy. The TNAS especially welcomes submissions of manuscripts from members of the Academy that reflect original, previously unpublished research. These can be on any aspect of the basic or applied sciences or science education, or be related to the broader objectives of the mission of the Academy. Manuscripts should be written in a manner accessible to investigators representing diverse backgrounds in science, science education, and science policy.

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1995

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Ecology of Growth of the High Altitude Lizard Sceloporus grammicus on the Eastern Slope of Iztaccihuatl Volcano, Puebla, México, Julio A. Lemos-Espinal and Royce E. Ballinger

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A Project-Motivated Approach to an Electronics Curriculum, T. S. McShane, M. G. Cherney, R. E. Kennedy, and J. E. Seger

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A Survey of Mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in the Platte River System and Associated Irrigation and Hydropower Canal and Lake systems West of Overton, Nebraska, Mark M. Peyton and Jeremiah L. Maher

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Keys and Distributional Maps for Nebraska Cyperaceae Part 1: Bulbostylis, Cyperus, Dulichiym, Eleocharis, Eriophorum, Fimbristylis, Fuirena, Lipocarpha, and Scirpus, Steven B. Rolfsmeier

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Growth Rate as a Function of Food Consumption in Hatchling Sceloporus virgatus (Sauria: Iguanidae), Geoffrey R. Smith

1994

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Table of Contents: Volume 21 (1994)

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Nectar-Seeking Visits by Butterflies in a Tallgrass Prairie Remnant in Eastern Nebraska, Tanya Bray

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The Status of Nebraska fishes in the Missouri river, 3. Channel Catfish (Ictaluridae: Ictalurus punctatus), Larry W. Hesse

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THE STATUS OF NEBRASKA FISHES IN THE MISSOURI RIVER, 5. SELECTED CHUBS AND MINNOWS (CYPRINIDAE): SICKLEFIN CHUB (MACRHYBOPSIS MEEKl), STURGEON CHUB (M. GEUDA), SILVER CHUB (M. STORERIANA), SPECKLED CHUB (M. AESTIVAUS), FLATHEAD CHUB (PLATYGOBIO GRACILIS), PLAINS MINNOW (HYBOGNATHUS PLACITUS), AND WESTERN SILVERY MINNOW (H. ARGYRITIS), Larry W. Hesse

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The Status of Nebraska Fishes in the Missouri River. 6. Sauger (Percidae: Stizostedion canadense), Larry W. Hesse

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A Survey and Analysis of the Unionid Mollusks of the Elkhorn River Basin, Nebraska, Ellet Hoke

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An Ordination of Niobrara Valley Plant Communities, Gail E. Kantak

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Diversity of Vascular Plants and Intensity of Plant Collecting in Nebraska, Robert B. Kaul and Steven B. Rolfsmeier

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The Limnology of Three Limestone Rock Quarries in East-Central Nebraska and Western Iowa, Christopher D. Mayne

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Genetic Variation and Differentiation of North American Waterfowl (Anatidae), David W. Oates and Joann D. Principato

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Floristic Analysis of the C. Bertrand and Marian Othmer Schultz Prairie, A Mixed-Grass Prairie in South-Central Nebraska, Steven J. Rothenberger

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Notes on the Biology and a Description of the Egg, Third Instar Larva and Pupa of Neobisnius sobrinus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Daniel A. Schmidt

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Morphometry of Growth in Hatchling Striped Plateau Lizards (Iguanidae: Sceloporus virgatus), Geoffrey R. Smith

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First Record of Pipestoneomys (Mammalia: Rodentia) from the Orellan (Oligocene), Christopher M. West and William W. Korth

1993

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Index to Volumes I-XX (1972-1993)

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Table of Contents: Volume XX (1993)

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Woody Vegetation of a Disjunct Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) Forest in East-Central Nebraska, Debra Ann Beightol and Thomas B. Bragg

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Evidence for Mate Choice by Male Guppies (Poecilia reticulata), Joseph J. Benz and Daniel W. Leger

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Floristic Diversity in Ten Tallgrass Prairie Remnants of Eastern Nebraska, Judith F. Boettcher, Thomas B. Bragg, and David M. Sutherland

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Histamine-Immunoreactive Fibers in the Brain of Rana pipiens, Wayne Briner, Paul Guth, and Charles Norris

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Role of Macroinvertebrates in Spring Diet and Habitat Use of Sandhill Cranes, Craig A. Davis and Paul A. Vohs

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The Status of Nebraska Fishes in the Missouri River. 2. Burbot (Gadidae: Lota Lota), Larry W. Hesse

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The Status of Nebraska Fishes in the Missouri River. 1. Paddlefish (Polyodontidae: Polyodon spathula), Larry W. Hesse and Gerald E. Mestl

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The Niobrara Valley Preserve: An Inventory of a Biogeographical Crossroads, Gail E. Kantak and Steven P. Churchill

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Miosicista angulus, a New Sicistine Rodent (Zapodidae, Rodentia) from the Barstovian (Miocene) of Nebraska, William W. Korth

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Seasonal Trends in Forage Quality of Plants in Subirrigated Meadows of the Nebraska Sandhills, James T. Nichols, Paul A. Duncan, and Don C. Clanton

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The Saline Wetland-Meadow Vegetation and Flora of the North Platte River Valley in the Nebraska Panhandle, Steven B. Rolfsmeier

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Cephalopod Diversity within a Concretionary Inverval of the Pierre Shale (Upper Cretaceous) in Dawes County, Northwestern Nebraska, Darryl Tharalson

1992

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Transactions from the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Table of Contents: Volume XIX (1992)

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Strike-Induced Chemosensory Searching: Variation Among Lizards, Royce E. Ballinger, Nathaniel R. Coady, Joseph M. Prokop, and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal

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Status of Platanthera praeclara Sheviak & Bowles (Western Prairie Fringed Orchid) in the Platte River Valley in Nebraska from Hamilton to Garden Counties, Tanya E. Bray and Barbara L. Wilson

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Fossil Birds of the Nebraska Region, James E. Ducey

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Pollination Characteristics of Blowout Penstemon (Penstemon haydenii S. Watson), Theresa R. Flessner and James L. Stubbendieck

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New Distributional Records for Three Fishes in Lincoln County, Nebraska, Jody L. Haynes and J. Mathew Weekly

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Age and Growth of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) in the Lower Platte River, Nebraska, Richard S. Holland and Edward J. Peters

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Distribution, Habitats, and Taxonomy of Ruppia Maritima L. and R. Occidentalis S. Watson in Nebraska, Robert B. Kaul

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Cylindrodonts (Cylindrodontidae, Rodentia) and a New Genus of Eomyid, Paranamatomys, (Eomyidae, Rodentia) from the Chadronian of Sioux County, Nebraska, William W. Korth

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The Impacts of Environmental Legislation and Vehicle Emissions on the Future of Alternative Fuels in the Transportation Industry, Massom Moussavi and Kevin Hughes

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A Preliminary Study of Antibiotic Sensitivity of Planktonic Bacteria from Cultures of the Brine Shrimp Artemia franciscana Kellogg, James R. Rosowski, Eugene D. Ayotte, Julie A. Peterson, and Eugene L. Martin

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Growth of the Brine Shrimp Aremia franciscana Kellogg (Anostracoda) in the Materials Dispersion Apparatus as a Sealed Microcosm, James R. Rosowski and Aris A. Efting

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First Evidence of Plague (Yersinia Pestis) in Nebraska is Found in Panhandle Predators, Dallas Virchow, Wayne L. Kramer, Charles S. Brown, Scott E. Hygnstrom, and Alan M. Barnes

1991

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Volume XVIII (1990-91): Table of Contents

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History of ISCO (Instrumentation Specialties Company) of Lincoln, Nebraska, R. W. Allington

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Contamination of the Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) by Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Missouri River, Curtis C. Christiansen, Larry W. Hesse, and Bruce Littell

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A Review of the Scaritinid Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Scaritini) of Nebraska, Richard E. Clopton

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The Challenge of Parasitic Worms, D. W. T. Crompton

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Ditching of Wetlands in the Nebraska Sandhills: A Case Study of Grant County, James E. Ducey

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Body-Size and Wing-Length Variation Among Selected Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from Nebraska's Sandhills Grasslands, Sarah B. Gaines

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A Biological Inventory and General Assessment of Eastern Nebraska Saline Wetlands in Lancaster and Southern Saunders Counties, Richard A. Gersib and Gerald A. Steinauer

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The Vascular Flora of Banner County, Nebraska, Joyce Phillips Hardy

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Cross-Sectional Analysis of Sediment and Organic Matter from Transects Across the Lower Unchannelized Missouri River, Larry W. Hesse and Gerald E. Mestl

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Fossil Herpetofauna of the Lisco C Quarries (Pliocene: Early Blancan) of Nebraska, J. Alan Holman and M. Elise Schloeder

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Pectoral-Spine Embedding to Facilitate Scetioning for Age Analysis of Young Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Michael T. Kaminski, Edward J. Peters, and Richard S. Holland

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The Distribution and Reproductive Phenology of the Milkweeds (Asclepiadaceae: Asclepias and Cynanchum) in Nebraska, Robert B. Kaul, Steven B. Rolfsmeier, and Jeffrey J. Esch

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The Fecundity and Reproductive Season of Fundulus sciadicus in Nebraska (Actinopterygii: Fundulidae), Todd A. Kinney and John D. Lynch

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Fission-Track Ages of Zircons from Lonergan Creek (Shoreline Fossil Locality, Ash Hollow Formation, Upper Miocene) in Western Nebraska, Michael B. Leite

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Leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) in Central and Western Nebraska, William A. Moser

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The Use of Whole Animals Versus Isolated Organs or Cell Culture in Research, H. Claire Murphy

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New and Corrected Floristic Records for Nebraska, Steven B. Rolfsmeier, Robert B. Kaul, and David M. Sutherland

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A Survey of the Bryophyte Flora of Six South-Central Counties of Nebraska, Linda L. Spessard-Schueth

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The Natural-Areas Inventory of Pawnee County, Nebraska, Gerald A. Steinauer

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A Taxonomic Study of Variation in Leptochloa fascicularis (LAM.) Gray in the Central Great Plains, Todd A. Templeton

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Franklin, Malthus, and Darwin: The Push that Became A Shove, Carl R. Throckmorton

1989

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Volume XVII (1989): Table of Contents

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Woody-Plant Succession in an Eastern Nebraska Bluff Forest, Douglas E. Borland, Thomas B. Bragg, and David M. Sutherland

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The Biology and Ecology of the Tiger Beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) of Nebraska, Mark R. Carter

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Effects of Substrate on Density of Aquatic Insects in a Southeast Nebraska Stream, Patrick O. Darrow and Kenneth P. Pruess

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Birds of the Niobrara River Valley, Nebraska, James Ducey

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Propagation of Blowout Penstemon (Penstemon haydenii S. Watson): Germination-enhancing Treatments, Theresa R. Flessner and James L. Stubbendieck

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Distribution of Amoebidium and Smittium Species (Trichomycetes) in Mosquito Larvae on the Platte River Floodplain of Central Nebraska, Roger D. Grigg and Marvin C. Williams

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Chemical and Physical Characteristics of the Missouri River, Nebraska, Larry W. Hesse, Gerald E. Mestl, and Marla J. Rohrke

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Persistence of a Chemical Gradient in the Lower Platte River, Nebraska, Richard S. Holland and Edward J. Peters

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Diversity of Coprophagous Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) in Grazed Versus Ungrazed Sandhills Prairie in Western Nebraska, Mary Liz Jameson

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The Status of Erythronium albidum and E. mesochoreum (Liliaceae) in Nebraska, Robert B. Kaul

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The Quest of Dr. Ernest F. Bashford for Knowledge About Cancer Etiology in Man and Mouse, Anne J. Krush

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Range Extensions for Some Nebraska Bryopbytes, Linda L. Spessard

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An Annotated List of the Vascular Plants of Keith County, Nebraska, David M. Sutherland and Steven B. Rolfsmeier

1988

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Volume XVI (1988): Table of Contents

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Late Pleistocene Pronghorn, Antilocapra Americana, from Natural Trap Cave, Wyoming, John Chorn, Barbara A. Frase, and Carl D. Frailey

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The Vascular Flora of the Niobrara Valley Preserve and Adjacent Areas in Nebraska, Steven P. Churchill, Craig C. Feeman, and Gail E. Kantak

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Butterflies of the Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska, Neil E. Dankert and Harold G. Nagel

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An Annotated List of the Vascular Plants of Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods in Eastern Nebraska, Marjorie Mueller Garabrandt

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Roscoe Pound and the Seminarium Botanicum at the University of Nebraska, 1888-1889, Michael R. Hill

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Lagomorphs (Mammalia) from the Oligocene (Orellan and Whitneyan) Brule Formation, Nebraska, William W. Korth and Jeffrey Hageman

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Interpreting Modern and Paleo-Environments by Analysis of Water-Stress in Xylem: Examples from Nebraska and Arkansas, James Landon

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Habitat Utilization by an Introduced Fish, Gambusia Affinis, In Nebraska (Actinopterygii: Poeciliidae), John D. Lynch

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A Water-Quality Assessment Using Aquatic Macroinvertebrates from Streams of the Long Pine Creek Watershed in Brown County, Nebraska, Terry R. Maret

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Saber-Toothed Cats from the Plio-Pleistocene of Nebraska, Larry D. Martin, C. B. Schultz, and M. R. Schultz

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New Distributional Records of Lizards in Wyoming, Randall Morrison and Lawrence Powell

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A New Species of Aphodius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from Nebraska, Brett C. Ratcliffe

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The Vascular Flora and Plant Communities of Seward County, Nebraska, Steven B. Rolfsmeier

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New and Corrected Floristic Records for Nebraska, Steven B. Rolfsmeier, Robert B. Kaul, Marjorie M. Garabrandt, and David M. Sutherland

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Seed-Germination Studies of Psoralea esculenta Pursh (Indian Turnip) and Psoralea argophylla Pursh (Silver Scurfpea), Linda L. Spessard

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Historical Notes on Collections and Taxonomy of Penstemon Haydenii S. Wats. (Blowout Penstemon), Nebraska's Only Endemic Plant Species, David M. Sutherland

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The Giant Marmot Paenemarmota sawrockensis (New Combination) in Hemphillian Deposits of Northeastern Nebraska, M. R. Voorhies