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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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Sage Scrub

Sage Scrub

Chapter:
(p.208) EIGHT Sage Scrub
Source:
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition
Author(s):

Philip W. Rundel

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0008

Sage scrub is a vegetation type distributed along the coast and semiarid interior of Southern California, as well as scattered areas along the central California coast. This chapter discusses the classification, composition and structure, and ecophysiology of sage scrub communities. Three associations are described within the broader sage scrub ecosystem: coastal sage scrub, interior sage scrub, and maritime succulent scrub. Disturbance regimes in sage scrub communities—such as fire, alien species, and air pollution—are also described. The chapter furthermore discusses efforts for restoration, and offers suggestions for future research.

Keywords:   sage scrub, Southern California, coastal sage scrub, interior sage scrub, maritime succulent scrub, fire, alien species, air pollution

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