Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Thomas Bragg
Introduction: Oak (Quercus)-dominated savannas once occurred throughout central North America (Nuzzo 1986) although few remain today. The decline of this ecosystem is largely due to the impact of European settlers who either cleared the savanna or altered the environment to the extent that savannas have succeeded to forests (Cottam 1949, Grimm 1981).
Rozmajzl, Mary K., "Presettlement savanna in Eastern Nebraska." (1988). Student Work. 3332.