Published by the University of Georgia Press, The Natural Communities of Georgia presents a comprehensive overview of the state’s natural landscapes, providing an ecological context to enhance understanding of the region’s natural history.
Georgia has a range of natural communities, assemblages of interacting species that have either been minimally impacted by modern human activities or have successfully recovered from them. This guide makes the case that identifying these -distinctive communities and the factors that determine their distribution are central to understanding Georgia’s ecological diversity and the steps necessary for its conservation.
Within Georgia’s five major ecoregions the editors identify and describe 66 natural communities.
With contributions from scientists who have managed, researched and written about Georgia landscapes for decades, the guide features more than 400 color photographs that reveal the stunning natural beauty and diversity of the state.