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Introduction to California Chaparral als Taschenbuch

Introduction to California Chaparral

Sprache: Englisch.
This book will introduce general readers to the plants and animals associated with chaparral and review for biologists and land managers its natural history, ecology, and management challenges.


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Titel: Introduction to California Chaparral
Autor/en: Ronald D. Quinn, Sterling C. Keeley

ISBN: 0520245660
EAN: 9780520245662
Sprache: Englisch.
Illustriert von Marianne D. Wallace

September 2006 - kartoniert - 322 Seiten


This book will introduce general readers to the plants and animals associated with chaparral and review for biologists and land managers its natural history, ecology, and management challenges.


Preface Acknowledgments
1.THE CALIFORNIA CHAPARRAL Fire and Chaparral Where Is Chaparral Found? Chaparral Is Found with Other Vegetation Types Coastal Sage Scrub Is Not Chaparral How Organisms Are Named
2.MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE The Pacific High Rainfall Always Unpredictable Winds That Carry Water or Take It Away Temperature Microclimates Convergence Rain Beetles Mate Only When There Is Rain
3.FIRE The Fire Cycle The Fire Regime Sources of Ignition Aboriginal Burning Nineteenth-Century Fire Fire Patterns in the Twentieth Century Modern Fires Natural Responses of Plants and Animals to Fire
4.PLANTS An Evergreen,Shrubby Vegetation Common Shrubs and Shrub Families The Rose Family (Roseaceae) The Buckthorn Family (Rhamnaceae) The Heath Family (Ericaceae) The Oak Family (Fagaceae) The Sumac Family (Anacardiaceae) Other Chaparral Shrubs Conifers: Cypresses,Pines,and Bigcone Douglas Fir Common Herb and Subshrub Families The Waterleaf Family (Hydrophyllaceae) The Poppy Family (Papaveraceae) The Lily Family (Liliaceae) The Legume Family (Fabaceae) The Snapdragon or Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae) Other Chaparral Herbs and Subshrubs Introduced Weeds
5.ANIMALS Mammals Rodents (Order Rodentia) Rabbits and Hares (Order Lagomorpha) Deer and Bighorn Sheep (Order Artiodactyla) Carnivorous Mammals (Order Carnivora) Birds Perching Birds (Order Passeriformes) Hawks (Order Falconiformes) Owls (Order Strigiformes) Reptiles Snakes (Order Squamata, Suborder Serpentes) Lizards (Order Squamata, Suborder Lacertilia) Amphibians Insects and Arachnids Insects (Class Insecta) Trap Door Spiders, Ticks, and Scorpions (Class Arachnida) Other Chaparral Insects
6.LIVING WITH THE CHAPARRAL Prescribed Fire Fuel Reduction and Fuel Breaks Artificial Seeding of Burns Fire Creates Its Own Weather Geographic Risk Floods Threats to Chaparral Options for Wise Growth The Value of Chaparral Glossary Supplemental Readings and References Art Credits Index


Ronald D. Quinn is Professor of Biological Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has written widely on effects of chaparral wildfires Sterling C. Keeley is Professor of Botany at the University of Hawaii and editor of The California Chaparral: Paradigms Re-examined (1989).

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