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Valley Grassland

James W. Bartolome, W. James Barry, Tom Griggs and Peter Hopkinson

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/9780520249554.003.0014
Valley Grassland

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This chapter describes valley grasslands and their distribution in California, focusing on the valley grassland of Mediterranean climates termed the California Ecological Province. It first discusses the distribution of valley grasslands in California and their relation to other vegetable types, and then looks at the original California grassland and the evolution of models for grassland vegetation change. The chapter also discusses the role of pathogens and environmental changes in California's valley grassland, concluding with suggestions for conservation management and future research.

Keywords: valley grasslands; California Ecological Province; grasslands; pathogens; conservation

Chapter.  20504 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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