By Steve RannashekFor many of us, our home turf is our backyard.
The lawn is our greenbelt, the grass is our borderland.
And our backyard gardeners know exactly what’s going on.
It’s the soil, the plants, the weeds, and the birds that we love to grow and watch.
And for many of them, the landscape is a living, breathing thing, as well.
But for many, it’s not.
The grasslands and the grasslands biome are largely under-studied, and for good reason.
Here’s a look at what we know and don’t know about them, from the wild grasslands of North America to the forests of Africa.
In the early 1900s, two researchers from Harvard and the University of Illinois were tasked with studying the ecological and biological aspects of grasslands.
Their work was groundbreaking in its approach and, in the words of one of the authors, “the first attempt to define a general biome for grasslands.”
It was a landmark paper that, despite its early success, has since been called into question by a variety of experts.
The two scientists, Arthur F. Moller and Frederick B. Kohn, began with the idea that the natural habitat for grasses was primarily the soil.
They identified a few grasses that had natural habitats within their own range of plant species and, as a result, could be planted as seedlings in the soil or a grass seedbed.
This approach was called “scaling up.”
This means that the grasses could be grown and tended by hand or in a landscape where a large scale irrigation system was available.
The researchers did not believe that this system was required for grassland success.
In fact, they argued that there were plenty of places where grasses might grow without an irrigation system, such as within the forest.
They also claimed that there are no ecological reasons for grass growth outside of a few places where it was possible.
The team, however, was wrong about a lot of things, and by the 1920s and 30s, grasslands began to be more widely recognized.
The first study to use this scale was done by the University and University of Chicago researchers.
This was the earliest to look at the distribution of grassland species in the United States, and in 1892, the two universities published their first major paper describing grasslands in the USA.
These were the first major studies of grassy areas in the U.S.
The study was done to determine how grasslands were distributed in the country, but not how they were distributed.
The study looked at the density of grasses, which was used as a proxy for grass habitat.
As the density increased, grasses started to move to more distant grasslands, creating a “narrow” grassland biome.
But when the density decreased, grassland shrubs began to appear in the grassland.
These shrubs had a tendency to grow taller and spread out farther than grasslands that were still within the same biome.
This would create a narrow grassland where grass could not thrive.
The authors of this paper claimed that, because of the narrow nature of grass, it was “a major cause of forest loss in the contiguous United States.”
The authors found that the number of grass species was decreasing across the country and that many of these species were in the same geographic regions.
They even found that certain species were moving from one region to another, sometimes by up to 100 miles.
And the authors were particularly concerned about the increasing number of species of grass.
They claimed that the growth of new species could be slowed if they could not reach new grasslands quickly enough.
They called this phenomenon “crowding.”
This is when a population of a particular species grows to the point where the entire species is overwhelmed by a small, but still significant, number of other species.
These species have a greater chance of being eaten by other species of the same species and become extinct.
It was not an easy situation to get out of.
The next paper was done in the 1930s by the same two Harvard researchers, who called for more extensive research.
They wanted to find out how much grasslands could grow in a given area.
They calculated that in the late 1800s, there were between 5 and 10 million acres of grass and that, since then, there had been a total of 2.2 million acres.
The numbers they used for this number were not precise, as many areas were counted differently and the number could be much higher or much lower.
But it was a reasonable estimate.
The first big study on grasslands was done using the data from this first study.
This research, conducted by the Bureau of Land Management, estimated that between 20 and 30 million acres existed in the lower 48 states in 1891.
By 1911, the Bureau was collecting data on the number and distribution of wild grassland in the US