Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2006


Published in Great Plains Research 16:1 (Spring 2006). Copyright © 2006 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


Prairie Dog Empire provides a semitechnical overview on what some ecologists refer to as the Prairie Dog Ecosystem, focused on black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) and their associated vertebrate species. Given the controversy surrounding management of prairie dogs, it is surprising that such a volume has not been published previously. Leave it to that prolific guru of the Great Plains, Paul Johnsgard, to pen a book directed at filling that void at such a crucial juncture.