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Competitive Interactions

Jeffrey D. Corbin, Andrew R. Dyer and Eric W. Seabloom

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/9780520252202.003.0013
Competitive Interactions

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This chapter examines competitive interactions in California grasslands, first presenting the major components of grassland communities, including descriptions of their phenology and growth strategies. It then describes how various life-history characteristics affect growth and survival and the interactions between species. Finally, the chapter considers how management strategies can be used to alter competitive interactions to favor native species, including grazing regimes and seed addition.

Keywords: competitive interactions; California grasslands; grassland communities; growth; survival; grazing regimes; seed addition

Chapter.  9722 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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