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CactiBiology and Uses

Cacti: Biology and Uses

Park Nobel (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Cactaceae family, with about 1,600 species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, ... More

California GrasslandsEcology and Management

California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Mark Stromberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Grasslands are one of California's most important ecosystems in terms of both biodiversity and economic value. Bringing together the large amount of research conducted in recent years on California's ... More

California's Fading WildflowersLost Legacy and Biological Invasions

California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions

Richard Minnich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253537
eISBN:
9780520934337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253537.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Early Spanish explorers in the late eighteenth century found springtime California covered with spectacular carpets of wildflowers from San Francisco to San Diego. Yet today, invading plant species ... More

Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud ForestInventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Grady Webster

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Based on work spanning a decade, this study of the Maquipucuna area on the western slopes of the Andes discusses the climate, vegetation, ecological relationships, and flora, and emphasizes the ... More

Plants on IslandsDiversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Martin Cody

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247291
eISBN:
9780520932722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247291.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This study, the result of nearly a quarter-century of research, examines the island biogeography of plants on continental islands in Barkley Sound, British Columbia. The book summarizes the ... More

SerpentineThe Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Susan Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Serpentine soils have long fascinated biologists for the specialized floras they support and the challenges they pose to plant survival and growth. This book focuses on what scientists have learned ... More

Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Michael Barbour (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This thoroughly revised, entirely rewritten edition of what is the essential reference on California's diverse and ever-changing vegetation now brings readers a state-of-the-art view of California's ... More

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