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California GrasslandsEcology and Management$
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Mark Stromberg

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252202

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252202.001.0001

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Competitive Interactions

Competitive Interactions

Chapter:
(p.156) Thirteen Competitive Interactions
Source:
California Grasslands
Author(s):

Jeffrey D. Corbin

Andrew R. Dyer

Eric W. Seabloom

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0013

This chapter examines competitive interactions in California grasslands, first presenting the major components of grassland communities, including descriptions of their phenology and growth strategies. It then describes how various life-history characteristics affect growth and survival and the interactions between species. Finally, the chapter considers how management strategies can be used to alter competitive interactions to favor native species, including grazing regimes and seed addition.

Keywords:   competitive interactions, California grasslands, grassland communities, growth, survival, grazing regimes, seed addition

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