Great Plains Research publishes original research and scholarly reviews of important advances in the natural and social sciences with relevance to and special emphases on environmental, economic and social issues in the Great Plains. It includes reviews of books and reports on symposia and conferences that included sessions on topics pertaining to the Great Plains. Papers must be comprehensible to a multidisciplinary community of scholars and lay readers who share interest in the region. Stimulating review and synthesis articles will be published if they inform, educate, and highlight both current status and further research directions.

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Review of Watchable Birds of the Black Hills, Badlands and Northern Great Plains by Jan L. Wassink, Paul A. Johnsgard

Review of The Nature of Eastern North Dakota: Pre-1880 Historical Ecology, Dennis H. Knight

Review of Dakota Flora: A Seasonal Sampler, James H. Locklear

Assessing the Free Land Programs for Reversing Rural Depopulation, Max Lu and Darci A. Paull

Review of Soils in Archaeological Research by Vance T. Holliday, Rolfe D. Mandel

Review of Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract., Fabian D. Menalled

Foreword for Vol. 17 No.2, James W. Merchant and Rex Honey

Comparison of Botanical Composition, Soil Carbon Content, and Root Distribution of Subirrigated Meadows in The Nebraska Sandhills, Eric M. Mousel, Walter H. Schacht, c. William Zanner, and David A. Wedin

Understanding Sacred Lands, Roxanne T. Ornelas

Review of Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America, Alexandra Page

Prairie Sandreed Response to Preceding-Year Defoliation and Precipitation Regime, Patrick E. Reece, Justin W. Morris, Walter H. Schacht, Ann E. Koehler, Jerry D. Vole sky, and Lowell E. Moser

Review of Native Americans in the School System: Family, Community, and Academic Achievement by Carol J. Ward, Jon Reyhner

Review of Buffalo Nation: American Indian Efforts to Restore the Bison., James H. Shaw

Native Land Acquisition in the Minnesota River Valley, Laura J. Smith

Review of Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature: Essays in Conservation- Based Agriculture., Judith Soule

Evapotranspiration Estimation and Scaling Effects Over The Nebraska Sandhills, Venkataramana Sridhar

Review of Prairie Time: A Blackland Portrait by Matt White, David Taylor

The Shop-Locally Discourse in Jefferson County Kansas, Gina K. Thornburg

Review of The Search for a Common Language: Environmental Writing and Education Edited by Melody Graulich and Paul Crumbley, Denise Tillery

Review of Deep Alberta: Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs, University of Alberta

Grassland Birds in Restored Grassland of the Rainwater Basin Region in Nebraska, Jill Sporrong Utrup and Craig A. Davis

Review of The National Grasslands: A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures., Mary Ann Vinton

Review of Being Lakota: Identity and Tradition on Pine Ridge Reservation., Paula L. Wagoner

Population Characteristics and Health Service Use by Latino Immigrants to Southwest Missouri, Suzanne E. Walker, Susan Dollar, and Ravilldra G. Amonker

Review of The Science, Impacts and Monitoring of Drought in Western Canada: Proceedings of the 2004 Prairie Drought Workshop Edited by Dave Sauchyn, Madhav Khandekar, and E. Ray Garnett, Virginia Wittrock

Potential Aboriginal-Occupation-Induced Dune Activity, Elbow Sand Hills, Northern Great Plains, Canada, Stephen A. Wolfe, Chris H. Hugenholtz, Christopher P. Evans, D. J. Huntley, and Jeff Ollerhead

Review of North American Icelandic: The Life of a Language, Kirsten Wolf

Review of Plant Breeding: The Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium., Jianming Yu

Review of Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the High Plains by William Ashworth, Sandra Zellmer


Great Plains Research, Volume 16, Number 2: Editorial Matter

Review of Windswept: A Passionate View of the Prairie Grasslands Text and photographs by Wayne Lynch, Jane Austin

Book Review of Entomology at the Land Grant University: Perspectives from the Texas A&M University Department Centenary Edited by Kevin M. Heinz, Raymond Frisbie, and Carlos Bogran, Richard Berberet

Review of Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada Edited by Harold Coward and Andrew J. Weaver, Matthew Bramley

Book Review of Archaeology as a Process: Processualism and Its Progeny by Michael J. O'Brien, R. Lee Lyman, and Michael Brian Schiffer, Dawn Bringelson

A Delicate Balance: Rainfall and Groundwater in Nebraska During the 2000-2005 Drought, Mark Burbach and R. Matthew Joeckel

Book Review of A Dazzle of Dragonflies by Forrest L. Mitchell and James L. Lasswell, Rob Cannings

Review of Good Growing: Why Organic Farming Works by Leslie A. Duram, Edward (Ted) Carey

Review of Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought By Sandy Grande, Steven Crum

Great Plains Research Journal, 16:1 (Spring 2006): Front and Back Matter, Robert F. Diffendal

Book Review of A Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas and the Southern Great Plains by Joel E. Holloway, George M. Diggs, Jr.

Review of Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species Edited by Michael Lanoo, William Duellman

Book Review of The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology Edited by Kristina A. Curry Rogers and Jeffrey A. Wilson. Berkeley, Anthony Fiorillo

Review of Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews with 14 Agents of Change by Anna Anderson, Sarah Fogleman

Book Review of Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America by Paul S. Martin, Michael Fosha

Review of Grasslands: Toward a North American Conservation Strategy By David A. Gauthier, Alberto Lafon, Theodore P. Toombs, Jugen Hoth, and Ed Wiken, David Gibson

Review of Fishes of Oklahoma By Rudolph J. Miller and Henry W. Robison, Keith Gido

Arsenic in Groundwater and Rural Public Water Supplies in Nebraska, U.S.A., David C. Gosselin, Lynne Klawer, R. Matthew Joeckel, F. Edwin Harvey, Angela R. Reade, and Kevin McVey

Hydrological Effects and Groundwater Fluctuations in Interdunal Environments in the Nebraska Sandhills, David Gosselin, Venkataramana Sridhar, F. Edwin Harvey, and James Goeke

Book Review of Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Food by George Pyle, Robert Gronski

Grazing and Military Vehicle Effects on Grassland Soils and Vegetation, John A. Guretzky, Alan Anderson, and Jeffrey Fehmi

Fire History at the Southwestern Great Plains Margin, Capulin Volcano National Monument, Richard P. Guyette, Michael C. Stambaugh, Rose-Marie Muzika, and Erin R. McMurry

Review of Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands Edited by Jason F. Shogren, Mace Hack

Book Review of The Limits of Participation: Members and Leaders in Canada's Reform Party by Faron Ellis, David J. Hall

Land Use and Transfer Plans in the U.S. Great Plains, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard and Myron P. Gutmann

Review of The Art of the Warriors: Rock Art of the American Plains By James D. Keyser, Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Review of The Elemental Prairie: Sixty Tallgrass Plants (Watercolors and introduction) by George Olson, Misty Hays

Book Review of New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States Edited by Victor Zuniga and Ruben Hernandez Leon, David M. Heer

BOOK REVIEW of Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea by Michael J. Everhart, Jonathan Hendricks

Review of On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America By Michael Forsberg, Dale Hjertaas

River Size and Fish Assemblages in Southwestern South Dakota, Christopher Hoagstrom; Steven S. Wall; Jeremy P. Duehr; and Charles R. Berry, Jr.

Review of The Settlement of the American Continents: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Biogeography Edited by C. Michael Barton, Geoffrey A. Clark, David R. Yesner, and Georges A. Pearson, Steven Holen

Review of The Courts and the Colonies: The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes By Alvin 1. Esau, Rod Janzen

Book Review of In the Company of Crows and Ravens by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell, Paul A. Johnsgard

Review of One House: The Unicameral's Progressive Vision for Nebraska By Charlyne Berens, James Johnson

Book Review of Improved Earth: Prairie Space as Modern Artefact, 1869-1944 by Rod Bantjes, Arn Keeling

Ecophysiolgoical Responses of Schizachyrium scoparium to Water and Nitrogen Manipulations, Amy Kochsiek, Veronica Ciganda, Neal Bryan, Lena Hite, and Tala Awada

Review of Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide By Michael J. Haddock, Douglas Ladd

Review of Archaeology on the Edge: New Perspectives from the Northern Plains Edited by Brian Kooyman and Jane Kelley, Raymond LeBlanc

Book Review of Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Thomas P. Lowry, Ronald V. Loge

Bison and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, David Lulka

Review of Wildflowers of Montana By Donald Anthony Schiemann, Clayton McCracken

Book Review of Stone by Stone: Exploring Ancient Sites on the Canadian Plains by Liz Bryan, David Meyer

Seed Bank Viability of Inland Saline Wetland Sites in Agro-Ecosystems, Paul D. Nabity and Kyle D. Hoagland

Underlying Causes and Implications of Nebraska Retail Trade Patterns, Rex Nelson, Bruce Johnson, and David Darling

Book Review of Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage by Laurajane Smith, George P. Nicholaus

Review of Weather Extremes of the West By Tye W. Parzybok, John Nielsen-Gammon

Review of Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States Edited by Eric M. Coombs, Janet K. Clark, Gary L. Piper, and Alfred F. Cofrancesco, Jr., Andrew Norton

Review of Troubled Fields: Men, Emotions, and the Crisis in American Farming By Eric Ramirez-Ferrero, Charles Nuckolls

Are Anti-Spit Tobacco Campaigns Striking Out? A Survey of Iowa and Nebraska College Baseball Players, David C. Ogden, Teresa A. Lamsam, Hugh J. Reilly, and Michael L. Hilt

Climate and Habitat Factors Related to a Localized Extirpation of Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), Mark T. Porath

Book Review of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?": Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice, and the Challenges of Conflict and Change by Jane Dickson-Gilmore and Carol La Prairie, Tim Quigley

Review of Prairie Dog Empire: A Saga of the Shortgrass Prairie By Paul A. Johnsgard, Richard Reading

Review of Managing Changing Prairie Landscapes Edited by Todd A. Radenbaugh and Glenn C. Sutter, Fred Samson

Fire History at the Eastern Great Plains Margin, Missouri River Loess Hills, Michael C. Stambaugh, Richard P. Guyette, Erin R. McMurry, and Daniel C. Dey

Book Review of Discovering North American Rock Art Edited by Lawrence L. Loendorf, Christopher Chippindale, and David S. Whitley, Linea Sundstrom

Book Review of Birds of the Great Plains by Bob Jennings, Ted T. Cable, and Roger Burrows, David L. Swanson

Book Review of Plains Earthlodges: Ethnographic and Archaeological Perspectives Edited by Donna C. Roper and Elizabeth P. Pauls, Thomas D. Thiessen

Reducing Smooth Sumac Dominance in Native Tallgrass Prairie, Susan Tunnell, James L. Stubbendieck, Sal Palazzolo, and Robert Masters

Book Review of Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology by John F. Galliher, Wayne H. Brekhus, and David P. Keys, Stephen Valocchi

Demand Estimation for Agricultural Processing Coproducts, Cheryl Wachenheim, Patrick Novack, Eric DeVuyst, and David Lambert

Review of George Beadle, An Uncommon Farmer: The Emergence of Genetics in the 20th Century By Paul Berg and Maxine Singer, Donald P. Weeks

Precipitation and Fire Effects on Flowering of a Rare Prairie Orchid, Gary Willson, Manda Page, and F. Adnan Akyuz

Book Review of Portraits of the Bison: An Illustrated Guide to Bison Society by Wes Olson, Greg Wilson

Book Review of Determining the Economic Value of Water: Concepts and Methods by Robert A. YoungBook Review of Determining the Economic Value of Water: Concepts and Methods by Robert A. Young, David W. Yoskowitz

Review of Civic Communion: The Rhetoric of Community Building By David E. Proctor, Brett Zollinger


Great Plains Research 15:2 (Fall 2005) - Backmatter

Great Plains Research 15:2 (Fall 2005) - Frontmatter

Great Plains Research 15:2 (Fall 2005) - News and Notes

Great Plains Research 15 - Annual Index 2005

Great Plains Research, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2005 - Editorial Matter