Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Fire in North American Wetland Ecosystems and Fire-Wildlife Relations:
An Annotated Bibliography
Index to Scientific and Common Names Used in the Text
The span of years covered in the annotated bibliography lead to difficulty
in presenting consistent nomenclature for animals and plants addressed in
the various texts. This was because of both changes in the accepted scientific
nomenclature and the extensive use in earlier writings of locally prevalent
English names for many organisms, especially plants. For ease of comparison
of the annotations, we have therefore chosen a list of English and scientific
names to use in this bibliography irrespective of the nomenclature used in
the original text. Thus, in the body of the text, each species is always referred
to with a single English and a single scientific name unless an outdated common
name appears in a title, in which case a translation is made. Further, to
ease scanning of the citations, with few exceptions we have chosen to use
only the selected English in the annotations. Easy reference to appropriate
scientific names is obtained by use of (Table 1),
which contains each scientific and English name used in the titles and texts
of the entries in the annotated bibliography.
Although accepted references exist for the scientific nomenclature of all
organisms, similar guides are not available for all English names, and some
species have no English name. The scientific and English names we have selected
were obtained from the standard works listed below. For consistency with current
wildlife, but not necessarily accepted botanical literature, plant names in
Scott and Wasser (1980) were given precedence throughout except for names
of trees which follow Little (1979). A recent summary of all vertebrate names
mentioned in the text is RC. Banks, RW. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner (1987.
Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada.
U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Resour. Publ. 166. 79 pp.) of Amphibians and Reptiles.Herp.
Circ. 7. 36 pp.
- Amphibians and Reptiles
- Collins, J.T., J.E. Huheey, J.L. Knight, H.M. Smith. 1978.Standard common
and of North American plants for wildlife scientific names for North American
biologists. The Wildlife Society, Washington, amphibians and reptiles. Society
for Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.Herp. Circ. 7. 36 pp. DC. 58 pp.
- American Ornithologists' Union. 1983. Check list of North American Birds.
6th ed. The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, DC. 877 pp.
- Sutherland, D.W.S. 1978. Common names of insects and related organisms
(1978 revision). Entomol. Soc. Am. Spec. Publ. 78-1. 132 pp.
- Jones, J.K, Jr., D.C. Carter, H.H. Genoways, R.S. Hoffmann, and D.W. Rice.
1982. Revised checklist of North American mammals north of Mexico, 1982.
Occas. Pap., Mus. Tex. Tech. Univ. 80. 22 pp.
- Correll, D.S., and H.B. Correll. 1975. Aquatic and wetland plants of southwestern
United States. 2 vol. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA. 1777 pp.
- Godfrey, R.K., and J.W. Wooten. 1979. Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastem
United States. Monocotyledons. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 712
- Godfrey, R.K., and J.W. Wooten. 1981. Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastem
United States. Dicotyledons. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 933 pp.
- Ireland, RR 1982. Moss flora of the Maritime Provinces. Nat. Mus. Can.
Publ. Bot. 13. 738 pp.
- Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized).
U.S.DepAgric. For. Serv., Agric. Handb. 541.375 pp.
- McGregor, RL., T.M. Barkley, RE. Brooks, and E.K Schofield, editors. 1986.
Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence. 1392 pp.
- Scott, T.G., and C.H. Wasser. 1980. Checklist of North American plants
for wildlife biologist. The Wildlife Society, Washington, DC. 58 pp.
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