Iowa, mammals, mammalogy, Iowa natural history
The first records of mammals in Iowa were from explorers, survey parties heading westward and early seeders. Generation of checklists of state mammals began in 1840 and culminated with the annotated list by Scott (1937) and biogeographic analysis by Bowles (1975). Recent focus has been on rare species status and mammalian ecology, e.g., Loess Hills, riparian habitat, agricultural practices, and reestablished grasslands.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1992 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Bowles, John B.
"History of Mammal Study in Iowa,"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 99:
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol99/iss4/5