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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0520249550

ISBN-13: 9780520249554

Edition: 3rd 2007

Authors: Michael Barbour, Todd Keeler-Wolf, Allan A. Schoenherr

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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 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…    
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 730
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

The history of vegetation classification and mapping in California
Climate, paleoclimate, and paleovegetation
California soils and examples of ultramafic vegetation
Nonnative plants of California
Estuarine wetlands
Beach and dune
Northern coastal scrub and coastal prairie
Sage scrub
The California Channel Islands
Forests of northwestern California
Closed-cone pine and cypress forests
Oak woodlands and forests
Valley grassland
Vernal pools
Riparian vegetation of the Great Valley
Montane and subalpine vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges
Southern California conifer forests
Alpine vegetation
Transmontane coniferous vegetation
Sagebrush steppe
Mojave Desert scrub vegetation
Colorado desert vegetation