The 9th symposium in a series on the biology & management of wildland shrubs. Contributions emphasize the impact of changing environmental conditions on vegetative composition especially in the Jornada Basin & Chihuahuan Desert but also in other parts of western N. Amer. & the world. The symposium consisted of oral presentations, posters, & a field trip. The proceedings are divided into 5 sections: Overview, Vegetation Dynamics, Management, Ecophysiology, & Field Trip. They include 47 of the 68 papers & posters presented at the symposium, an account of the field trip, & one paper presented at an earlier meeting.Barrow, Jerry R. is the author of 'Shrubland Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing Environment : Proceedings (1995)', published 2000 under ISBN 9780788185281 and ISBN 0788185284.