Although Iowa is rich in past and present activity of eminent biologists and natural historians, a comprehensive inventory of the state's biological resources has never been assembled. With ever increasing demands on the land and an obvious decline and loss of many habitats and species, the need for such an inventory is urgent. The biological uniqueness or rarity of a particular habitat cannot be fully evaluated without state-wide data for that habitat and the species in it.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1981 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Farrar, Donald R.
"Perspectives on Iowa's Declining Flora and Fauna - A Symposium,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 88(1), 1-1.
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