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Pollinating Bees Crucial to Farming Wildflower Seed for U.S. Habitat Restoration

James H. Cane

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Federal land managers desire seed of Great Basin perennial wildflowers, mixed with grass and shrub seed, for restoration of millions of acres of sagebrush communities degraded by altered wildfire ... More


California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions

Richard Minnich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253537
eISBN:
9780520934337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253537.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Early Spanish explorers in the late eighteenth century found springtime California covered with spectacular carpets of wildflowers from San Francisco to San Diego. Yet today, invading plant species ... More


Pre-Hispanic Herbaceous Vegetation

Richard A. Minnich

in California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253537
eISBN:
9780520934337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253537.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Perhaps the greatest asset of the Spanish land expeditions is their remarkable geographic resolution. Vegetation was described almost daily, and landmarks or place names permit accurate mapping of ... More


A Century of Bromes and the Fading of California Wildflowers

Richard A. Minnich

in California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253537
eISBN:
9780520934337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253537.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The pinnacle for southern California wildflower lovers at the turn of the twentieth century was the famous poppy field of San Pasqual, the mesa that now hosts the suburbs of Pasadena and Altadena. ... More


Lessons from the Rose Parade

Richard A. Minnich

in California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253537
eISBN:
9780520934337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253537.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The restoration of California's wildflower flora will require management strategies involving the entire landscape, with a historical perspective to be kept in mind. Local research studies have ... More


From weed reservoir to wildlife resource—redefining arable field margins

Helen Smith, Ruth E. Feber, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Arable field margins are key areas for biodiversity conservation in farmed landscapes. Their connectivity and varied habitats offer huge potential but their narrow, linear nature, and the common ... More


How can field margin management contribute to invertebrate biodiversity?

Ruth E. Feber, Paul J. Johnson, Fran H. Tattersall, Will Manley, Barbara Hart, Helen Smith, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Farmland invertebrates are vital for healthy ecosystem functioning. Many groups have declined due to agricultural intensification. Arable field margins potentially can increase food resources and ... More


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