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Stability of exotic annual grasses following restoration efforts in southern California coastal sage scrub


Cox, Robert D.; Allen, Edith B. 2008. Stability of exotic annual grasses following restoration efforts in southern California coastal sage scrub. Journal of Applied Ecology. 45: 495­504.

Restoration of semi-arid shrub ecosystems often requires control of invasive grasses but the effects of these grass-control treatments on native and exotic forbs have not been investigated adequately to assess long-term stability. In southern California, coastal sage scrub (CSS) vegetation is one semi-arid shrub community that has been invaded extensively by both exotic grasses and exotic forbs and is a target for restoration.

Keywords: Artemisia californica, Bromus spp., exotic forbs, grass control, herbicide application, invasive species, soil disturbance


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Stability of exotic annual grasses following restoration efforts in southern California coastal sage scrub
Electronic Publish Date: August 20, 2008
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August 20, 2008

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