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Grazing Ecology of California Grasslands

Randall D. Jackson and James W. Bartolome

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/9780520252202.003.0017
Grazing Ecology of California Grasslands

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This chapter examines the effects of grazing in California's grasslands, oak savanna understory vegetation, and associated herbaceous riparian areas, providing a brief history of grazing in California grasslands and examining the grazing effects on California grassland wildlife. It also describes the ways in which grazing by nondomestic large mammals such as elk differs from grazing by livestock.

Keywords: grazing; grasslands; oak savanna; herbaceous riparian areas; wildlife; large mammals; elk; livestock

Chapter.  7798 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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