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dc.contributor.author Hershler, Robert
dc.contributor.author Madsen, D. B.
dc.contributor.author Currey, D. R.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-15T20:23:47Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-21T19:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-15T20:23:47Z en_US
dc.date.available 2011-03-21T19:46:53Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12-11
dc.identifier.citation Smithsonian Contributions to the Earth Sciences; 33
dc.identifier.issn 0081-0274
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/826 en_US
dc.description Figures included are high resolution reproductions taken from the text. en_US
dc.description.abstract The 14 papers collected herein treat diverse aspects of the aquatic history of the Great Basin of the western United States and collectively attempt to summarize and integrate portions of the vast body of new information on this subject that has been acquired since the last such compilation was published in 1948. In the first section, four papers (Lowenstein, Negrini, Reheis et al., Sack) focus on the physical aspects of the Great Basin paleolake histories, whereas a fifth paper (Oviatt) summarizes the contributions to the study of Bonneville Basin lacustrine history made by two early giants of the field, Grove Karl Gilbert and Ernst Antevs. In the second section, four papers synthesize perspectives on Great Basin aquatic history provide by diatoms and ostracods (Bradbury and Forester), fishes (Smith et al.), aquatic insects (Polhemus and Polhemus), and aquatic snails (Hershler and Sada), whereas a fifth (Sada and Vinyard) summarizes the conservation status of the diverse aquatic biota that is endemic to the region. In the final section, three papers integrate terrestrial biotic evidence pertaining to Great Basin aquatic history derived from pollen from cores (Davis), floristics (Wigand and Rhode), and the mammal record (Grayson), whereas a fourth (Madsen) examines the relationship between Great Basin lakes and human inhabitants of the region. Although diverse in scope and topic, the papers in this volume are nonetheless linked by an appreciation that integration of geological, biological, and anthropological evidence is a necessary and fundamental key to a mature understanding of Great Basin aquatic systems history. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Great Basin Aquatic Systems History
dc.identifier.srbnumber 16484
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.00810274.33.1

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