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Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II

Author(s):

Brooke S. Gebow
Carleton B. Edminster

Year:

2005

Publication type:

Proceedings (P)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Proceedings RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 631 p

Description

The Madrean Archipelago, or Sky Island, region of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico is recognized for its great biological diversity and natural beauty. This conference brought together scientists, managers, and other interested parties to share their knowledge about the region and to identify needs and possible solutions for existing and emerging problems. It provided a forum to update the state-of-knowledge acquired since the first conference in 1994. The proceedings contains over 100 articles and additional abstracts from the plenary sessions and from concurrent sessions covering biogeography, ecosystem monitoring, science-based management, cultural resources/history, invasive species, hydrology and biodiversity, conservation planning, ecology, fire, conservation practice, and global climatic change. Abstracts in Spanish are included. The summary of an open forum at the end of the conference provides additional thoughts about current and future needs for the Madrean Archipelago.

Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II: Summary of discussions during the concluding session
Ecosystem management in the Madrean Archipelago: a 10-year historical perspective
Landholding systems and resource management in the Sky Islands Borderlands
Ghostly grazers and Sky Islands
Fire histories from pine-dominant forest in the Madrean Archipelago
Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II: Plenary abstracts
Sexual differentiation in the distribution potential of northern jaguars (Panthera onca)
Predicting habitat suitability for wildlife in southeastern Arizona using Geographic Information Systems: scaled quail, a case study
The tectonic evolution of the Madrean Archipelago and its impact on the geoecology of the Sky Islands
A quantitative topographic analysis of the Sky Islands: a closer examination of the topography-biodiversity relationship in the Madrean Archipelago
Occurrence, structure, and nitrogen-fixation of root nodules of actinorhizal Arizona alder
Distribution of birds and plants at the western and southern edges of the Madrean Sky Islands in Sonora, Mexico
Chiricahua leopard frog status in the Galiuro Mountains, Arizona, with a monitoring framework for the species' entire range
Flora of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Cochise County, Arizona
Variation in populations of Yarrow's spiny lizard, Sceloporus jarrovii, in the northern Madrean Archipelago region
Lowland riparian herpetofaunas: the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona
Herpetofauna of lowland bottomlands of southeastern Arizona: a comparison of sites
A preliminary floristic inventory in the Sierra de Mazatan, Municipios of Ures and Mazatan, Sonora, Mexico
Refugia, biodiversity, and pollination roles of bumble bees in the Madrean Archipelago
First records of two species of mammals in the Huachuca Mountains: results of ecological stewardship at Fort Huachuca
Historical biogeography of longhorn cactus beetles: the influence of Pleistocene climate changes on American desert communities
Biogeography of amphibians and reptiles in Arizona
The Arizona striped whiptail: past and present
In search of the Madrean line: biogeography of herpetofauna in the Sky Island region
Floristic comparison of an Arizona Sky Island and the Sierra Madre Occidental in eastern Sonora: the Huachuca Mountains and the Yecora area
The forgotten flora of la Frontera
Hummingbird conservation: discovering diversity patterns in southwest U.S.A.
An overview of the floristic richness and conservation of the arid regions of northern Mexico
High-resolution climate monitoring on a mountain island: the Saguaro National Park pilot study
Challenges to managing natural resource information
Wild cats of the Sky Islands: a summary of monitoring efforts using noninvasive techniques
How do humans restructure the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert?
Using cluster analysis and a classification and regression tree model to developed cover types in the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona
Long-term ecosystem monitoring and change detection: the Sonoran initiative
Phenology and trend indicators derived from spatially dynamic bi-weekly satellite imagery to support ecosystem monitoring
Community based monitoring: engaging and empowering Alberta ranchers
Water quality monitoring for high-priority water bodies in the Sonoran Desert network
Vegetation in transition: the Southwest's dynamic past century
Landscape-level impacts of livestock on the diversity of a desert grassland: preliminary results from long-term experimental studies
The Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station's Southwestern Borderlands Ecosystem Management Project: building on 10 years of success
The Research Ranch: what do you do with a grassland besides raise cows?
Management and conservation of tree squirrels: the importance of endemism, species richness, and forest condition
The development of landscape-scale ecological units and their application to the greater Huachuca Mountains fire planning process
Analysis of landscape fragmentation in the Peloncillo Mountains in relation to wildfire, prescribed burning, and cattle grazing
Ecosystem management and its role in linking science, policy, and management
Environmental change at Kartchner Caverns: trying to separate natural and anthropogenic changes
Natural setting as cultural landscapes: the power of place and tradition
CHI CH'IL (acorns): Dissolution of traditional Dilzhe'e gathering practice(s) due to federal control of the landscape
The Western Apache home: landscape management and failing ecosystems
Varmint control in Cochise County over the years
Changes in the Pincate Reserve ecosystems: Invasion of non-native plants
Monitoring invasive plants using hand-held GIS technology
Tamarisk and river restoration along the San Pedro and Gila Rivers
The lower San Pedro River: hydrology and flow restoration for biodiversity conservation
Hydrology, ecology, and management of riparian areas in the Madrean Archipelago
Comparing ecosystem water and carbon exchange across a riparian mesquite invasion gradient
Citizens' council protecting Sky Island wildlife corridor
Herpetology of the American Madrean Archipelago and adjacent valleys
Herpetology of the Coronado National Forest: managing our natural heritage
Coyote abundance in relation to habitat characteristics in Sierra San Luis, Sonora, Mexico
Prospects for Mexican gray wolf recovery in the Sky Islands
Return of the Tarahumara frog to Arizona
Rangeland degradation and restoration in the "desert seas": social and economic drivers of ecological change between the Sky Islands
Threats to cross-border wildlife linkages in the Sky Islands Wildlands Network
An assessment of the spatial extent and condition of grasslands in the Apache Highlands ecoregion
Building effective international, multicultural alliances for restoration of ejido forests in the Sierra Madre Occidental
History, extent, and future of Arizona BLM-managed roadless areas in the Madrean Archipelago
Conservation priorities in the Apache Highlands ecoregion
Proceedings of Border Institute VI: transboundary ecosystem management
Characterization of Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) habitat in Madrean Sky Island ecosystems
Safe Harbor: a tool to help recover topminnow and pupfish in Arizona
Kleptoparasitic behavior and species richness at Mt. Graham red squirrel middens
Vegetative characteristics of oak savannas in the southwestern United States: a comparative analysis with oak woodlands in the region
Watershed improvement using prescribed burns as a way to restore aquatic habitat for native fish
Effects of the Chytrid fungus on the Tarahumara frog (Rana tarahumarae) in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico
A dearth of data on the mammals of the Madrean Archipelago: what do we think we know and what we actually do know
Abundance and food habits of cougars and bobcats in the Sierra San Luis, Sonora, Mexico
Post-fire saguaro community: impacts on associated vegetation still apparent 10 years later
Correlates of vulnerability in Chiricahua fox squirrels
Habitat and conservation status of the beaver in the Sierra San Luis Sonora, Mexico
Ecology and natural history of the green rat snake at Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge, Cochise County, Arizona
GIS and path analysis: examining associations between the birds, the bees, and plant sex in Echinocereus coccineus (Cactaceae)
Black bear abundance, habitat use, and food habits in the Sierra San Luis, Sonora, Mexico
Effects of fire on Sonoran desert plant communities
Madrean pine-oak forest in Arizona: altered fire regimes, altered communities
Greater Huachuca Mountains Fire Management Group
No positive feedback between fire and a nonnative perennial grass
An on-line interface for integrated modeling of wildlife, climate, and society for strategic planning for the Sky Islands
Changes in forest species composition and structure after stand-replacing wildfire in the mountains of southeastern Arizona
Proposed wildland fire amendment to the Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
Shifts in the potential distribution of Sky Island plant communities in response to climate change
Climate mitigation potential of the San Pedro River riparian zone
Studies of methane fluxes reveal that desert soils can mitigate global climate change
The effects of fire events on soil geochemistry in semi-arid grasslands
Assessing indicators of rangeland health with remote sensing in southeast Arizona
Status of black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) in Sonora, Mexico
Cultural resource management and the necessity of cultural and natural resource collaboration
International Arid Lands Consortium's contributions to Madrean Archipelago stewardship
Abundance of birds in the oak savannas of the southwestern United States
Defining boundaries across borders: a case study extending a major land resource area into Mexico
Pollination of pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha sheeri var. robustispina): does pollen flow limit abundance of this endangered species?
Monitoring post-fire vegetation regeneration in a Madrean ecosystem
Evaluation of post-wildfire runoff and erosion on semiarid ecological sites
Vegetation-environment relations of the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park, Texas
Management of thinned Emory oak coppice for multiple resource benefits
Vascular plant and vertebrate inventories in Sonoran Desert National Parks
Short-term effects of fire on Sky Island ant communities
A quantitative topographic analysis of the Sky Islands: a closer examination of the topography-biodiversity relationship in the Madrean Archipelago [Abstract]
Occurrence, structure, and function of the nitrogen-fixing microsymbiont Frankia from nodules of Arizona alder [Abstract]
Vegetative characteristics of oak savannas in the southwestern United States: a comparative analysis with oak woodlands in the region [Abstract]
The Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station's Southwestern Borderlands Ecosystem Management Project: building on ten years of success [Abstract]
Using cluster analysis and a classification and regression tree model to developed cover types in the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona [Abstract]
Characterization of habitat preferences for selected wildlife species in encinal savannas of the Southwest [Poster]
Post-fire saguaro community: impacts on associated vegetation still apparent 10 years later [Abstract]
Hydrology, ecology, and management of riparian areas in the Madrean Archipelago [Abstract]
Optimizing Emory oak woodlands for multiple resource benefits [Poster]

Citation

Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B. 2005. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proceedings RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 631 p

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