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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition.

Author: Michael Barbour; Todd Keeler-Wolf; Allan A Schoenherr
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007. ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This thoroughly revised, entirely rewritten edition of what is the essential reference on California's diverse and ever-changing vegetation now brings readers the most authoritative, state-of-the-art view of California's plant ecosystems available. Integrating decades of research, leading community ecologists and field botanists describe and classify California's vegetation types, identify environmental factors that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Barbour, Michael.
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barbour; Todd Keeler-Wolf; Allan A Schoenherr
ISBN: 9780520933361 0520933362
OCLC Number: 1048621553
Description: 1 online resource (734 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Contributors --
Preface --
1. The History of Vegetation Classification and Mapping in California --
Introduction --
Early Mapping Efforts --
Large Regional Remote Sensing Efforts --
Vegetation Classification in California --
Integrated Vegetation Mapping and Classification --
Developments and Future Directions --
2. Climate, Paleoclimate, and Paleovegetation --
Introduction --
Modern Climate --
Tertiary Climate Change and Development of California Vegetation --
Summary of Tertiary-Quarternary Climate and Vegetation Change --
Areas for Future Research --
3. California Soils and Examples of Ultramafic Vegetation --
California Soils --
Soil Taxonomy --
A Medium for Plant Growth --
Geography of Soils in California --
Ultramafic Vegetation --
4. Nonnative Plants of California --
Introduction --
History --
Invasibility of Californian Habitats --
Control of Nonnative Invasive Plants and Restoration of California's Native Habitats --
Summary --
5. Estuarine Wetlands --
Introduction --
Abiotic and Biotic Forcing Factors --
Distribution of Estuarine Wetland Systems --
Management and Conservation Issues --
Areas for Future Research --
6. Beach and Dune --
Introduction --
Geologic Processes --
Vegetation of the Beach --
Vegetation of Nearshore Dunes --
Vegetation of Backdunes --
Naturalized Vegetation --
Physiological Ecology --
Conservation --
Areas for Future Research --
7. Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie --
Introduction --
Northern Coastal Scrub --
Coastal Prairie --
Areas for Future Research --
8. Sage Scrub --
Introduction --
Environmental Relationships --
Community Composition and Structure --
Ecophysiology --
Disturbance Regimes --
Restoration --
Areas for Future Research --
9. The California Channel Islands --
Introduction --
Overview of Flora and Vegetation --
Scrub Vegetation Types. Island Chaparral --
Valley and Foothill Grassland --
Woodland and Forest --
Wetlands --
Conservation and Restoration --
Areas for Future Research --
10. Forests of Northwestern California --
Introduction to the Region's Floristic Richness --
Conifers with Limited Ranges --
The Broad Forest Pattern --
The Parent Material Factor --
Terrain and Forests --
Dynamics of Northwestern Forests --
Summary: Classification, Conservation, Restoration, and Areas for Future Research --
11. Closed-Cone Pine and Cypress Forests --
Introduction --
Cypress Forests --
Pine forests --
Areas for Future Research --
12. Oak Woodlands and Forests --
Introduction --
California Oak Woodland Communities --
Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Oak Woodland Sustainability --
Oak Woodland Ecosystem Processes --
Conservation and Restoration Issues --
Economic Values and Utilization of Oak Woodlands --
Areas for Future Research --
13. Chaparral --
Introduction --
Biogeographical Patterns --
Fire --
Community and Ecosystem Processes --
Evolutionary and Geological History --
Areas for Future Research --
14. Valley Grassland --
Introduction --
Replacement of the Original Grassland --
The Annual Grassland --
Conservation and Restoration Issues --
Areas for Future Research --
15. Vernal Pools --
Introduction --
Landforms, Geologic Formations and Soils --
Hydrology and Water Chemistry --
Distribution --
Evolution of the Vernal Pool Flora --
Autecology --
Vegetation Zonation --
Vegetation Classification --
Conservation and Management --
Restoration and Mitigation --
Areas for Future Research --
16. Riparian Vegetation of the Great Valley --
Introduction --
Ecosystem Processes and Landscape Characteristics --
Historical and Contemporary Management --
Vegetation Ecology --
Conservation and Rehabilitation --
Directions for Future Research. 17. Montane and Subalpine Vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges --
The Sierra Nevada --
The Cascade Range --
Productivity and Carbon and Nutrient Cycles --
Conservation and Restoration --
Areas for Future Research --
18. Southern California Conifer Forests --
Introduction to the Distribution and Species Composition of the Region's Forest --
Historical Descriptions --
Water Relations and Microclimate --
Fire, Forest Dynamics, and Biogeography --
Disturbance from Insects, Pathogens, and Air Pollutants --
Catastrophic Dieback in Record Drought --
Forest Decline or Punctuated Equilibrium --
Areas for Future Research --
19. Alpine Vegetation --
Introduction --
Floristic Relationships of the High Sierra Nevada --
Treeline --
Vegetation Patterns --
Areas for Future Research --
20. Transmontane Coniferous Vegetation --
Introduction --
Mountain Juniper Woodlands --
Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands --
Desert Montane and Subalpine Woodlands --
Subalpine Woodland --
Areas for Future Research --
21. Sagebrush Steppe --
Introduction --
Characteristics of Vegetation --
Environmental Relations --
Succession --
Native Animals --
Plant Communities --
Areas for Future Research --
22. Mojave Desert Scrub Vegetation --
Introduction --
Analysis of Mojave Vegetation --
General Vegetation Types of the Mojave Desert --
Mojave Desert Vegetation Age, Persistence and Conservation --
Areas for Future Research --
23. Colorado Desert Vegetation --
Introduction --
Vegetation --
Growth Form and Physiological Response --
Areas for Future Research --
Epilogue --
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Abstract:

This thoroughly revised, entirely rewritten edition of what is the essential reference on California's diverse and ever-changing vegetation now brings readers the most authoritative, state-of-the-art view of California's plant ecosystems available. Integrating decades of research, leading community ecologists and field botanists describe and classify California's vegetation types, identify environmental factors that determine the distribution of vegetation types, analyze the role of disturbance regimes in vegetation dynamics, chronicle change due to human activities, identify conservation issues, describe restoration strategies, and prioritize directions for new research. Several new chapters address statewide issues such as the historic appearance and impact of introduced and invasive plants, the soils of California, and more.

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