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North Coast Bioregion

John D. Stuart and Scott L. Stephens

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the North Coast bioregion in northwestern portion of the state where numerous valleys and steep coastal and interior mountains create moisture gradients in response to numerous ... More


Central Valley Bioregion

Robin Wills

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the Central Valley bioregion, showing that Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers flow through broad interior valleys with extensive, nearly flat alluvial floors. The Central Valley ... More


Southeastern Deserts Bioregion

Matthew L. Brooks and Richard A. Minnich

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the vast southeast corner of California that constitutes the Southeastern Deserts bioregion. It considers elevation to be the primary determinant of fire ecology zones in the ... More


Fire in California's Ecosystems

Neil Sugihara (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fires are both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. This book synthesizes knowledge of the ... More


. Fire and California Vegetation

Neil G. Sugihara and Michael G. Barbour

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire is a physical process and an ecological process. It is difficult to overstate the importance of fire in California ecosystems. The modern array of bioregions is a product of millions of years of ... More


Fire and open ecosystems

William J. Bond

in Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Can fire account for the widespread occurrence of open ecosystems? This chapter explores fire as a major consumer shaping vegetation in diverse regions worldwide. The concept of fire regime helps ... More


Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie

Lawrence D. Ford and Grey F. Hayes

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the habitat classification and ecological dynamics of the Northern coastal scrub and coastal prairie, proposing a geographical distribution of these ecosystems and presenting ... More


Fire Ecology of Tamarix

Gail M. Drus

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the fire ecology of Tamarix and the role of fire in riparian ecosystems. Tamarisk invasion has been linked to increased wildfire frequency and intensity in riparian ecosystems ... More


The Whole Mind: Brains, Biology, and Bioregion in the Middle Period

George Hart

in Inventing the Language to Tell It: Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254897
eISBN:
9780823261017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254897.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Jeffers’s work of the 1930s, arguing that he developed new narrative modes to accommodate consciousness through comedy rather than tragedy. Although his dominant narrative mode ... More


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