Great Plains Natural Science Society


The Prairie Naturalist

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Book Review


The Prairie Naturalist, Vol. 51, Issue 2, December 2019, p 83


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The last decade has seen an explosion of information about climate change, some of which is contradictory, much of which is confusing, and the entirety of which is too much for the typical biologist or scientist to assemble and comprehend. This is why reviews such as Grasslands and Climate Change, edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Newman, are so valuable. To produce this review of climate change issues and influences relative to grasslands, Gibson and Newman recruited 30 scientists—predominantly from Europe and North America—who wrote 19 chapters dealing with various aspects of grasslands and climate change. The chapters are grouped into a general introduction and three subsequent sections, each of which is prefaced with a short introduction.