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Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie

Lawrence D. Ford and Grey F. Hayes

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249554
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0007
Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie

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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 information about their paleohistoric origins and landscapes, fire ecology, and grazers. The chapter also offers some conclusions about the current priorities for conservation, information about restoration, and suggestions for future research.

Keywords: habitat classification; Northern coastal scrub; coastal prairie; landscapes; fire ecology; grazers

Chapter.  17357 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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