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Regulatory Protection and Conservation

Patrick A. Jantz, Bernhard f. L. Preusser, Jesse K. Fujikawa, Joseph A. Kuhn, Christopher J. Bersbach, Jonathan L. Gelbard, and Frank W. Davis

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews the current environmental policy setting for conservation and management of grassland ecosystems in California. It first summarizes the hierarchy of federal-to-local land use ... More


Ecology of Invasive Non-native Species in California Grassland

Carla M. D’antonio, Carolyn Malmstrom, Sally A. Reynolds, and John Gerlach

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Non-native species are widespread and abundant in California grasslands. This chapter provides an overview of the nature of these invaders, their distribution within California, factors influencing ... More


California Grassland Restoration

Mark R. Stromberg, Carla M. D’antonio, Truman P. Young, Jeanne Wirka, and Paul R. Kephart

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Restoration is the complex set of efforts to reverse or mitigate effects of human activity on the landscape. Restoration of California grasslands is now under way at many sites. This chapter ... More


Tipping the Balance in the Restoration of Native Plants: Experimental Approaches to Changing the Exotic:Native Ratio in California Grassland

Jeffrey D. Corbin, Carla M. D’Antonio, and Susan J. Bainbridge

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter evaluates the efficiency of experimental techniques in reducing invasive plant species in California grassland ecosystems. It discusses native plant restoration approaches, focusing on ... More


Grazing Management on California’s Mediterranean Grasslands

Lynn Huntsinger, James W. Bartolome, and Carla M. D’antonio

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the grazing management goals of the agencies, private landowners, and conservation organizations that manage most of the California grassland. It also presents general ... More


Mechanisms Determining Patterns of Nutrient Dynamics

Valerie T. Eviner and Mary K. Firestone

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores the controls over nutrient pools and fluxes across different California grassland types, beginning by discussing exotic-dominated annual grasslands, where most biogeochemical ... More


Competitive Interactions

Jeffrey D. Corbin, Andrew R. Dyer, and Eric W. Seabloom

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines competitive interactions in California grasslands, first presenting the major components of grassland communities, including descriptions of their phenology and growth ... More


Water Relations

Kimberly J. Reever morghan, Jeffrey D. Corbin, and John Gerlach

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

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 ... More


Genes on the Range: Population Genetics

Kevin J. Rice and Erin K. Espeland

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the population biology and ecological genetics of native species within California grasslands, providing many important insights into the processes of microevolutionary change ... More


History and Ecology of Feral Pig Invasions in California Grasslands

J. Hall Cushman

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores the ecology and management of feral pig populations California grasslands. It discusses the history, taxonomy, geography, and basic ecology of feral pigs; the response of native ... More


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