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Ecology of Invasive Non-native Species in California Grassland

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

in California Grasslands

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780520252202
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0006
Ecology of Invasive Non-native Species in California Grassland

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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 their abundance, and their impacts in the grassland ecosystem. It also reviews the impacts of plant pathogens in California grassland. Evidence suggests that pathogens may influence and mediate interactions between native and non-native plant species.

Keywords: non-native species; California grasslands; grassland ecosystem; plant pathogens; pathogens; native plant

Chapter.  11871 words. 

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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