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Playa lakes: prairie wetlands of the Southern High Plains
Slayas are shallow, circular basins dotting the surface of plains and desert landscapes. Whereas playa basins occur elsewhere in the world (e.g., in the Sahara and Mohave deserts), they are nowhereExpand
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The importance of playa wetlands to biodiversity of the Southern High Plains
Abstract We describe the landscape of the Southern High Plains, including the important remaining native feature of the area; playa wetlands. Playas are ephemeral wetlands on the prairie occupyingExpand
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Acute toxicity of fungicide formulations to amphibians at environmentally relevant concentrations.
Fungicide use on row crops is increasing dramatically due to promotion of these products for general plant health and increased yield even during low disease pressure. These fungicides are appliedExpand
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Ecology and management of migrant shorebirds in the Playa Lakes Region of Texas
During spring and fall migration, shorebirds rely on stopover areas to replenish energy reserves and fulfill nutrient requirements. Most studies of stopover areas have focused on wetlands in theExpand
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Effects of landuse and precipitation on pesticides and water quality in playa lakes of the southern high plains.
The 25000 playa wetlands within the Southern High Plains (SHP) of the United States of America (USA) are the dominant hydrogeomorphic feature in the region, providing habitat for numerous plants andExpand
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Ecosystem services provided by playas in the High Plains: potential influences of USDA conservation programs
Playas are shallow depressional wetlands and the dominant wetland type in the non-glaciated High Plains of the United States. This region is one of the most intensively cultivated regions in theExpand
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Physical loss and modification of Southern Great Plains playas.
Playas are the primary wetland system in the Southern Great Plains (SGP) of North America providing critical stopover habitats for migratory birds in the Western Hemisphere. Collectively, theseExpand
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Assessment of the effects of farming and conservation programs on pesticide deposition in high plains wetlands.
We examined pesticide contamination in sediments from depressional playa wetlands embedded in the three dominant land-use types in the western High Plains and Rainwater Basin of the United StatesExpand
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Floral Diversity in Relation to Playa Wetland Area and Watershed Disturbance
There are 25,000-30,000 playa wetlands in the intensively cultivated Southern Great Plains of the United States. Knowledge of area and watershed influences on wetland flora are needed to guide theirExpand
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