Conservation issues: California chaparral

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California chaparral, a sclerophyllous shrub-dominated plant community shaped by a Mediterranean-type climate and infrequent, high-intensity fire, is one of the most biodiverse and threatened habitats on Earth. Distinct forms of chaparral, distinguished by differing species composition, geography, and edaphic characteristics, can cover thousands of hectares with dense vegetation or be restricted to smaller communities identified by the presence of endemic species. To maintain the biodiversity of chaparral, protective land management actions will be required to mitigate the loss due to the impacts of human population growth, development, climate change, and increased fire frequencies.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Conservation issues: California chaparral
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09584-1
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
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Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Reference module in earth systems and environmental sciences
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