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Engineer Cantonment, Missouri Territory, 1819-1820: America's First Biodiversity Ineventory

@inproceedings{Genoways2008EngineerCM,
  title={Engineer Cantonment, Missouri Territory, 1819-1820: America's First Biodiversity Ineventory},
  author={Hugh H. Genoways and B. Ratcliffe},
  year={2008}
}
It is our thesis that members of the Stephen Long Expedition of 1819-20 completed the first biodiversity inventory undertaken in the United States at their winter quarters, Engineer Cantonment, Missouri Territory, in the modern state of Nebraska. This accomplishment has been overlooked both by biologists and historians, but it should rank among the most significant accomplishments of the expedition. The results of this inventory allow us to evaluate the environmental, faunal, and floral changes… Expand
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