Historical Ecology and Landscapes 1

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Biogeography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Bonaparte, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Chris Larsen, Steve Tulowiecki
Chairs: Steve Tulowiecki


Historical records provide valuable insights into past ecological conditions and landscape patterns. This session will focus on ecological conditions during the historical time period obtained from historical records such as aerial photographs, diaries, herbarium specimens, museum archives, presettlement (e.g. GLO) land surveys, and other sources. The records could be of plants, animals, or other taxonomic groups, or of human or natural disturbance of ecological conditions.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Reconstruction of past landscapes and ecosystems for one or more time periods
- Predictions of species distributions
- Records of ecological change within a region through time
- Records of natural disturbances within a region
- Investigations into causal mechanisms of ecological change
- Methodological or data quality issues in the use of historical records


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter John Anthony Barone*, Dept. of Biology, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, The Distribution of Historic Prairie Regions in the Southeast 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Linda Barrett*, University of Akron, Swamp, Prairie, Bottom, Glade, Barrens, and Burnt Woods: Treeless Areas in the General Land Office Surveys of North-Central Ohio 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Brendan Cullen*, SUNY Geneseo, Stephen J. Tulowiecki, SUNY Geneseo, Noah Haber, SUNY Geneseo, Peter Scilla, SUNY Geneseo, David Robertson , SUNY Geneseo , Chris P.S. Larsen, University at Buffalo , Developing an Index of Pre-European-American Forest Density in Western New York State using Qualitative Descriptions from Land Survey Records, ca. 1800 CE 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Don Bragg*, USDA Fororest Service, Southern Research Station, Potential impacts of large-scale fraud on the utility of General Land Office surveys for vegetation reconstructions: lessons from Arkansas 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Emily Bukowski*, Syracuse University, Analyzing the Dutch Elm Disease Epidemic in the United States Using Historical Geographic Information Systems 20 9:20 AM

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