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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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Water Relations

Water Relations

Chapter:
(p.86) (p.87) Seven Water Relations
Source:
California Grasslands
Author(s):

Kimberly J. Reever morghan

Jeffrey D. Corbin

John Gerlach

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0007

This chapter identifies the ecological factors that influence the availability of water to California grasslands, including abiotic and biotic influences, and describes the extent to which soil water availability varies temporally, spatially, and as the species traits of the vegetation community change. The influence of climatic conditions, including precipitation, on the productivity and species composition of grasslands are also discussed. Finally, the chapter examines how the shift in community composition due to invasion of non-native species into inland grasslands has influenced soil moisture dynamics in California.

Keywords:   water, California grasslands, soil water, vegetation community, grasslands, community composition, non-native species, soil moisture

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