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Invasion of Franciscan Annuals, Grazing, and California Pasture in the Nineteenth Century

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/9780520253537.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The deliberate introduction of European annual glasses and forbs by the Franciscan missionaries began a transformation of the California herbaceous flora, which is an ongoing process. In explaining ... More


Grass and Grazers: An Ecological Primer

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses grass height, season of growth, and longevity. There are three grass height categories: tall, mid-height, and short. These have become standard ways of describing grasslands, ... More


Oregon

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L Schwartz

in Prairie Directory of North America: The United States, Canada, and Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195366945
eISBN:
9780190267759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195366945.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a historical background of Oregon's prairies followed by a list of prairies by county. Each site is briefly described, followed by symbols showing site features, a brief ... More


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