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by Michael Barbour,Todd Keeler-Wolf,Allan A. Schoenherr

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  • ISBN 0520249550
  • ISBN13 978-0520249554
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Barbour,Todd Keeler-Wolf,Allan A. Schoenherr
  • Publisher University of California Press; First edition (July 17, 2007)
  • Pages 730
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This thoroughly revised, entirely rewritten edition of what is the essential reference on California’s diverse and ever-changing vegetation now brings readers the most authoritative, state-of-the-art view of California’s plant ecosystems available. Integrating decades of research, leading community ecologists and field botanists describe and classify California’s vegetation types, identify environmental factors that determine the distribution of vegetation types, analyze the role of disturbance regimes in vegetation dynamics, chronicle change due to human activities, identify conservation issues, describe restoration strategies, and prioritize directions for new research. Several new chapters address statewide issues such as the historic appearance and impact of introduced and invasive plants, the soils of California, and more.

ISBN-13: 978-0520249554.

Additionally, descriptions of main vegetation types of Middle Russia are presented. Global vegetation monitoring: Toward a sustainable technobiosphere. January 2010 · Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The concept of sustainable resource management can be applied at multiple scales. Monitoring is an essential component of sustainable natural resource management schemes, and as we begin to confront the need to manage natural resources at the global scale, the importance of monitoring at the global scale is also growing.

by Michael G. Barbour, Alan A. Schoenherr, Todd Keeler-Wolf.

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University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, CA (2007). author {Alejandra E. Vilela}, year {2008} }. Alejandra E. Vilela.

Allan A. Schoenherr is a Californian author, ecologist, and naturalist . Academic publications. Schoenherr is a Californian author, ecologist, and naturalist He received his PhD in zoology at Arizona State University and taught a long-running course on natural history of California University of California, Irvine. He is emeritus professor of ecology in Fullerton College. He teaches classes for the Desert Institute of the Joshua Tree National Park Association.

Michael Barbour, Todd Keeler-Wolf, Allan A. Schoenherr. This volume is a storehouse of information of value to anyone concerned with meeting the challenge of understanding, managing or conserving these unique plant communities under the growing threats of climate change, biological invasions and development. -Harold Mooney, Professor of Environmental Biology, Stanford University.

1979; Thorne, Prigge, and Henrickson 1981; DeDecker 1984; Baldwin et a1.

Todd Keeler- Wolf is Senior Vegetation Ecologist, Biogeographic Data Branch, California Department of Fish and Game.

712 pages, 53 b/w photographs, 60 line illustrations, 32 maps, 139 tables. Publisher: University of California Press. Todd Keeler- Wolf is Senior Vegetation Ecologist, Biogeographic Data Branch, California Department of Fish and Game. Allan A. Schoenherr is Professor Emeritus at Fullerton College. 712 pages, 53 b/w photographs, 60 line illustrations, 32 maps, 139 tables. Schoenherr is Professor Emeritus at Fullerton College, where for decades he taught courses on ecology, zoology, and the natural history of California

Allan A. Schoenherr is Professor Emeritus at Fullerton College, where for decades he taught courses on ecology, zoology, and the natural history of California. He also taught ecology and natural history courses at the University of California, Irvine; California State University at Fullerton; and the Semester at Sea program.

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Zorve
Third edition of an excellent text-reference that is critical to understanding California vegetation and ecosystems. This is a comprehensive look at vegetation, in the context of geography, elevation, aspect, effective moisture, perturbations such as periodic fire. Each section and the entire text is a "labor of love" in that the authors know their subject areas first-hand. The California Floristic Province, Cascades and Great Basin are too complex and large to intimately understand - but this gives you a solid reference to work from. Should be on the shelf of every student, instructor, bureaucrat and politician. I constantly refer to it to refresh what I have forgotten or should have known. Treatment of climate is weak, but then climatic water budget analysis is intimidating and demanding. This text does an excellent job of putting it all together.
Era
Perfect!
Lightwind
I think it's fair to say that this book is one of the biggest disappointments I've ever seen, and I buy many books, particularly those concerning California history, environmentalism, native plants, California geology/geography, etc.

The only other review is very positive, but I note that this reviewer is a "biophysical geographer", whatever that is. All I can say is that the book is extremely esoteric, boring to the Nth degree, and only appropriate for someone who is very deeply into the subject matter.

Furthermore, I am quite capable of understanding "technical" information, given my earlier background in engineering and science, but the data in this book is simply too boring and inrrelevant for most of us, and so I can't recommend it.

To be even more direct, I can't quite imagine anyone really enjoying it, and I suspect if anyone buys it, they will likely return it. I don't even have any idea why the University of California bothered to support a 3rd Edition..and as for this book being a critical read for anyone "interested in California vegetation and ecosystems", I couldn't disagree more.
Clodebd
This book is a seminal reference work on the California ecosystems. It is not a reading book but a resource for anybody in the field. It is cited consistently by Resource Managers, Botonists, Field Biologists and Ecological Scientists as a major environmental sourcebook. I am familier with the authors and their work and they are recognized as authorities in their field. I keep it on a nearby shelf as a very useful reference for specific scientific notes on CA ecology, and keep copies in the lab for students. Yes if you are not an ecological scientist I can see why one would find any technical book esoteric- they were not written for mass reading. I am a CA ecologist and feel that any person in this field or related field should have this on their shelf.
Flathan
I can't believe I hadn't heard about this book. It is a huge bargain at less than $40 but a little sad that the impressive effort couldn't be translated into a financial success. Even the original price would have been a bargain for a textbook, which is what it is, a great resource for botanists in graduate level programs.