Edwards Plateau


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Edwards Plateau

 

a plateau in the southern United States, in the state of Texas, between the valleys of the Columbia River and the Rio Grande. The plateau, which has an elevation of 700–800 m, constitutes part of the Great Plains. It is deeply dissected by canyon-like river valleys. Dry prairie grasses, succulents, and mesquite are the principal forms of vegetation. Livestock graze on the Edwards Plateau.

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However, in the Edwards Plateau region, those systems farthest to the east exhibited higher specific conductance than those to the west (Groeger & Gustafson 1994).
With the exception of Syrrhophus marnocki, whose range is restricted to the Edwards Plateau ecoregion of Texas, all of these species are found across a broad geographic range (Conant & Collins 1998).
The Edwards Plateau of central Texas has been and continues to be a major focus of study for plant ecologists and range managers (Amos & Gehlbach 1988; Taylor 1997) interested in understanding and managing this region for biodiversity and economic benefits to society.
The effects of exotic King Ranch bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum) on the rodent community of the Edwards Plateau. Unpubl.
(2000) analyzed furbearer spotlight data from the Edwards Plateau from 1980 through 1999, but failed to detect trends in mesopredator abundance.
(Blister buttercup; TAC 4008) is a native species found in moist, often sandy soils in north central Texas, South Texas, the Edwards Plateau, and Rolling Plains (Diggs et al.
By the mid-1900s, observations suggested that the range was expanding into the southern Panhandle, and onto the western Edwards Plateau (Milstead & Tinkle 1958).
MATERIALS AND METHODS--Study Site--We conducted the study at the Texas State University Freeman Ranch, a 1,700-ha tract located on the Balcones Escarpment of the southeastern Edwards Plateau (29[degrees]56'N, 98[degrees]W).
Study area.--This field study was carried out on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau region of central Texas just south of the Balcones Escarpment (Correll & Johnston 1979; Van Auken et al.
ex Barton (Virginia bugleweed; TAC 4324) is a native mint that occurs in low, wet, moist areas in the Panhandle, WCT, Lampasas Cut Plain, and the Edwards Plateau (Diggs ct al.
Size distribution patterns and potential population change of some dominant woody species of the Edwards Plateau region of Texas.
Habitat associations and diversity of the rodent community in the Edwards Plateau of central Texas.