By Harold Mooney,Erika Zavaleta

This long-anticipated reference and sourcebook for California’s outstanding ecological abundance offers an built-in evaluation of every significant environment type—its distribution, constitution, functionality, and administration. A accomplished synthesis of our wisdom approximately this biologically different country, Ecosystems of California covers the nation from oceans to mountaintops utilizing a number of lenses: prior and current, natural world, aquatic and terrestrial, traditional and managed.

every one bankruptcy evaluates typical techniques for a selected atmosphere, describes drivers of swap, and discusses how that atmosphere might be altered sooner or later. This e-book additionally explores the drivers of California’s ecological styles and the background of the state’s a number of ecosystems, outlining how the demanding situations of weather switch and invasive species and possibilities for law and stewardship might almost certainly have an effect on the state’s ecosystems. The textual content explicitly accommodates either human affects and conservation and recovery efforts and exhibits how ecosystems aid human overall healthiness. Edited by means of esteemed surroundings ecologists and with overviews through best specialists on each one environment, this definitive paintings can be crucial for usual source administration and conservation execs in addition to for undergraduate or graduate scholars of California’s setting and curious naturalists.

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