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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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Dynamics of Woody Species in the California Grassland

Dynamics of Woody Species in the California Grassland

(p.169) Fourteen Dynamics of Woody Species in the California Grassland
California Grasslands

Claudia M. Tyler

Dennis C. Odion

Ragan M. Callaway

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the dynamics between grasses and shrub vegetation, focusing on the factors that lead to transitions between grassland and shrublands and the stabilizing feedbacks and reproductive processes which maintain them. It then discusses the dynamics at the grassland–oak savanna interface. The chapter examines the constraints over the recruitment of oaks into grassland settings, and then describes the ways in which oaks modify understory vegetation and productivity once they are established into grasslands.

Keywords:   grasses, shrub vegetation, grasslands, shrublands, oak savanna, oaks

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