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Saving the Dammed: Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems

Ellen Wohl


The ability of beavers to create an abundant habitat for a diverse array of plants and animals has been analyzed time and again. The disappearance of beavers across the northern hemisphere, and what this effects, has yet to be comprehensively studied. Saving the Dammed analyzes the beneficial role of beavers and their dams in the ecosystem of a river, focusing on one beaver meadow in Colorado. In her latest book, Ellen Wohl contextualizes North St. Vrain Creek by discussing the implications of the loss of beavers across much larger areas. Saving the Dammed raises awareness of rivers as ecosyst ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190943523
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190943523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Wohl, author