|Title||Grasslands of the North American Great Plains|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Book Title||Phenology: An Integrative Environmental Science|
|Keywords||Anthesis, Great Plains, tallgrass prairie, transient maxima hypothesis|
The study of appearances of growth, development, and senescence in grassland communities is not an enterprise commonly pursued. Phenology of mid-latitude grasslands is, nevertheless, too large and diverse a collection of phenomena to cover within a single chapter, as it ought to embrace at once the vast Kazakh steppe, the chalk grasslands of southern England, and myriad other grassy landscapes. Thus, the view here shall be on the grasslands of the North American Great Plains, with particular reference to the tallgrass prairie as a type model.