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    Author(s): Robert D. Cox; Edith B. Allen
    Date: 2008
    Source: Journal of Applied Ecology. 45: 495-­504.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    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.

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    Citation

    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: 495-­504.

    Keywords

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

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