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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Michael Barbour


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 plant ecosystems. Integrating decades of research, 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 ... More

Keywords: California, plant ecosystems, community ecology, field botany, vegetation dynamics, human activity, conservation, soil, restoration

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520249554
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Barbour, editor

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THREE California Soils and Examples of Ultramafic Vegetation

Anthony T. O’Geen, Randy A. Dahlgren, and Daniel Sánchez-Mata

FOUR Nonnative Plants of California

Carla C. Bossard, and John M. Randall

FIVE Estuarine Wetlands

Brenda J. Grewell, John C. Callaway, and Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.

SIX Beach and Dune

Andrea J. Pickart, and Michael G. Barbour

SEVEN Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie

Lawrence D. Ford, and Grey F. Hayes

EIGHT Sage Scrub

Philip W. Rundel

NINE The California Channel Islands

Steve Junak, Denise A. Knapp, J. Robert Haller, Ralph Philbrick, Allan Schoenherr, and Todd Keeler-Wolf

TWELVE Oak Woodlands and Forests

Barbara Allen-Diaz, Richard Standiford, and Randall D. Jackson

THIRTEEN Chaparral

Jon E. Keeley, and Frank W. Davis

FOURTEEN Valley Grassland

James W. Bartolome, W. James Barry, Tom Griggs, and Peter Hopkinson

FIFTEEN Vernal Pools

Ayzik I. Solomeshch, Michael G. Barbour, and Robert F. Holland

SIXTEEN Riparian Vegetation of the Great Valley

Mehrey G. Vaghti, and Steven E. Greco

SEVENTEEN Montane and Subalpine Vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges

Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, Phil Rundel, Nathan Stephenson, and Dave A. Weixelman

NINETEEN Alpine Vegetation

John O. Sawyer, and Todd Keeler-Wolf

TWENTY Transmontane Coniferous Vegetation

Robert F. Thorne, Allan A. Schoenherr, Charlie D. Clements, and James A. Young

TWENTY ONE Sagebrush Steppe

James A. Young, Charlie D. Clements, and Henricus C. Jansen

TWENTY THREE Colorado Desert Vegetation

Allan A. Schoenherr, and Jack H. Burk


Allan A. Schoenherr, Michael G. Barbour, and Todd Keeler-Wolf