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General Technical Report

Title: Planning for biodiversity: bringing research and management together

Author: Kus, Barbara E.; Beyers, Jan L., tech. coords.

Date: 2005

Source: In: Kus, Barbara E., and Beyers, Jan L., technical coordinators. Planning for Biodiversity: Bringing Research and Management Together. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-195. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 274 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-195

Description: Southern California, recognized as a major center of biodiversity, contains some of the most diverse habitats of any landscape in North America. The ever-expanding human population of the region desires land, water, resources, and recreation, creating conflict with the habitat requirements of many rare species. Managing resources in a way that maximizes biodiversity in remaining habitats, while providing opportunities for other appropriate uses of the land, presents a formidable challenge, requiring coordination between scientists and resource managers. The papers in this proceedings volume reflect the breadth of issues facing the science and management communities in southern California, ranging from the threats of fire, air pollution, grazing, exotic species invasion, and habitat loss on native habitats and sensitive species, including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, to the role of mycorrhizal fungi as indicators of biological change.

Key Words: air pollution impacts, biological diversity, California south coast ecoregion, fire management, habitat management, rare species

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Introduction and Keynote Address

Front Matter 1.3 MB

Invited Presentations

Biodiversity of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Southern California 212 KB
Michael F. Allen, Louise Egerton-Warburton, Kathleen K. Treseder, Cara Cario, Amy Lindahl, Jennifer Lansing, José Ignacio Querejeta, Ola Karen, Sharon Harney, and Thomas Zink
Air Pollution and Vegetation Change in Southern California Coastal Sage Scrub: A Comparison with Chaparral and Coniferous Forest 215 KB
Edith B. Allen, Abby G. Sirulnik, Louise Egerton-Warburton, Sheila N. Kee, Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Pamela E. Padgett, Patrick J. Temple, Mark E. Fenn, Mark A. Poth, and Thomas Meixner
Air Pollution Impacts in the Mixed Conifer Forests of Southern California 710 KB
Patrick J. Temple, Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Mark E. Fenn, and Mark A. Poth

Extended Poster Abstracts

Diptera Community Composition and Succession following Habitat Disturbance by Wildfire 53 KB
Michael A. Patten, Jutta C. Burger, Thomas R. Prentice, John T. Rotenberry, and Richard A. Redak
Patterns and Processes of Arthropod Community Succession after a Fire 295 KB
Jutta C. Burger, Michael A. Patten, John T. Rotenberry, and Richard A. Redak
Fire Management in Some California Ecosystems: A Cautionary Note 52 KB
Hartmut S. Walter, Teresa Brennan, and Christian Albrecht
Spatial and Temporal Variation in Ephemeral Pool Crustacean Communities 107 KB
Janette Holtz, Marie A. Simovich, and Thomas Philippi
Habitat Ephemerality and Hatching Fractions of a Diapausing Anostracan (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) 22 KB
Marie A. Simovich, Thomas E. Philippi, Ellen T. Bauder, and Jacob A. Moorad


Kus, Barbara E.; Beyers, Jan L., tech. coords.  2005.  Planning for biodiversity: bringing research and management together. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-195. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 274 p.