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Title: Invasive exotic plant species in Sierra Nevada ecosystems

Author: D'Antonio, Carla M.; Berlow, Eric L.; Haubensak, Karen L.;

Date: 2004

Source: In: Murphy, Dennis D. and Stine, Peter A., editors. Proceedings of the Sierra Nevada Science Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-193. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 175-184

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The Sierra Nevada is a topographically and floristically diverse region of the western United States. While it comprises only a fifth of the total land area of California, half of the native plant species in the state occur within the range. In addition, more than 400 plant species are endemic to the Sierra Nevada and many of these are listed as threatened or have other special conservation status (Shevock 1996). As in many areas of the world, the biodiversity of the Sierra Nevada region is undergoing change due to alterations in human uses and fire regimes, climate change, and invasions by non-native species. This paper provides an overview of invasive non-native plants and potential threats they pose to currently held values for Sierra Nevada ecosystems.

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D''Antonio, Carla M.; Berlow, Eric L.; Haubensak, Karen L. 2004. Invasive exotic plant species in Sierra Nevada ecosystems. In: Murphy, Dennis D. and Stine, Peter A., editors. Proceedings of the Sierra Nevada Science Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-193. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 175-184

 


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