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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition$
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Michael Barbour

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249554

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001

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Valley Grassland

Valley Grassland

(p.367) FOURTEEN Valley Grassland
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

James W. Bartolome

W. James Barry

Tom Griggs

Peter Hopkinson

University of California Press

This chapter describes valley grasslands and their distribution in California, focusing on the valley grassland of Mediterranean climates termed the California Ecological Province. It first discusses the distribution of valley grasslands in California and their relation to other vegetable types, and then looks at the original California grassland and the evolution of models for grassland vegetation change. The chapter also discusses the role of pathogens and environmental changes in California's valley grassland, concluding with suggestions for conservation management and future research.

Keywords:   valley grasslands, California Ecological Province, grasslands, pathogens, conservation

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