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Invasive species—those nonnative organisms that aggressively spread into the landscape—are widely recognized as major threats to biological diversity, second only to direct habitat loss. This book provides specific information about the biology and control of the 78 nonnative plant species that are listed by the California Exotic Pest Plant Council (CalEPPC) as being of greatest ecological concern in California.

The heart of the book consists of species accounts, each description illustrated with a close-up photo, a habitat photo, and line drawings showing details to aid identification. The text addresses the following questions about each speices: How do I recognize it? Where would I find it? Where did it come from and how does it spread? What problems does it cause? How does it grow and reproduce? How can I get rid of it?

Many invasives can be halted or slowed, and in certain circumstances even badly infested areas can be restored. With the help of this book, land managers, volunteer stewards, conservationists, and others concerned with wildlands in the western United States can better understand invasive plants and help combat the damage they do.

This book was inadvertently printed without a common-name index. To see the index, please click the "Errata" link above.

Synopsis:

"Invasive nonnative plants threaten native species with habitat loss, displacement, and severe population declines, thus seriously reducing biodiversity. Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands is a tremendous source for land managers and others who are interested in protecting the rich natural heritage of California and surrounding states."—John C. Sawhill, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Synopsis:

Invasive species are recognized to be the no. two threat to biodiversity, second to habitat loss and fragmentation. This is a manual for identifying and controlling and/or eradicating invasive species in California--those species that spread aggressively into the landscape .

About the Author

Carla C. Bossard is Associate Professor of Biology at St. Mary's College of California. John M. Randall is Director of the Wildland Invasive Species Program at The Nature Conservancy and coeditor of Invasive Plants: Weeds of the Global Garden (1996). Marc C. Hoshovsky is Senior Conservation Biologist at California Department of Fish and Game.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520225473
Editor:
Bossard, Carla C.
Editor:
Hoshovsky, Marc C.
Editor:
Hoshovsky, Marc C.
Editor:
Randall, John M.
Editor:
Bossard, Carla C.
Author:
Randall, John M.
Author:
Hoshovsky, Marc C.
Author:
Bossard, Carla C.
Editor:
Randall, John M.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Control
Subject:
Invasive plants.
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Invasive plants -- Control -- California.
Subject:
Invasive plants - Ecology - California
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
43
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
155 line drawings, 146 color photographs
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.88 in 1.15 lb

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"Invasive nonnative plants threaten native species with habitat loss, displacement, and severe population declines, thus seriously reducing biodiversity. Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands is a tremendous source for land managers and others who are interested in protecting the rich natural heritage of California and surrounding states."—John C. Sawhill, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
"Synopsis" by , Invasive species are recognized to be the no. two threat to biodiversity, second to habitat loss and fragmentation. This is a manual for identifying and controlling and/or eradicating invasive species in California--those species that spread aggressively into the landscape .
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