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California grasslands : ecology and management

Author: Mark R Stromberg; Jeffrey D Corbin; Carla D'Antonio
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grasslands are one of California's most important ecosystems in terms of both biodiversity and economic value. This book provides a summary of grassland science and management, and examines the  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Stromberg; Jeffrey D Corbin; Carla D'Antonio
ISBN: 9780520252202 0520252209
OCLC Number: 424070240
Description: xi, 390 p. : ill., cartes ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction OVERVIEW 2. Systematics Of California Grasses (Poaceae) 3. Community Classification and Nomenclature HISTORY 4. Pleistocene and Pre-European Grassland Ecosystems Late Quaternary Paleoecology of Grasslands and other Grassy Habitats 5. Native American Uses and Management of California's Grasslands 6. Ecology of Invasive Non-native Species in California Grassland RESOURCES 7. Water Relations 8. Mechanisms determining patterns of nutrient dynamics 9. Soil Biology and Carbon Sequestration in Grasslands 10. Resource limitation ECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS 11. Genes on the Range: Population Genetics 12. Serpentine Grasslands 13. Competitive Interactions 14. Dynamics of Woody Species in the California Grassland 15. Ecology of Native Animals in California Grasslands 16. History and Ecology of Feral Pig Invasions in California Grasslands 17. Grazing ecology of California grasslands 18. Fire in California Grasslands 19. Response to Changing Atmosphere and Climate POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 20. Grazing Management on California's Mediterranean Grasslands 21. California Grassland Restoration 22. Exotic Plant Management in California Annual Grasslands 23. Regulatory Protection and Conservation 24. Epilogue: Future Directions
Responsibility: edited by Mark R. Stromberg, Jeffrey D. Corbin, Carla M. D'Antonio.

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