Change in California grasslands

Principal Investigators:

Mark Stromberg, Carla M. D'Antonio, Susan P. Harrison, Carolyn Malmstrom, and Kevin Rice

Grasslands cover approximately 10 million acres in California. Yet intact, native grasslands are one of the state's most threatened ecosystems (Noss et al. 1995). The vast majority of California's native grasslands were converted to urban or agricultural uses or have become dominated by alien species, mainly annual grasses from the Mediterranean region. Moreover, the relatively few native-dominated grasslands that remain (even those in parks and reserves) appear to be disappearing rapidly, often without clear causes. Work proposed here, to integrate... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group17th—18th August 2000Participant List  
Center Associate1st February—30th April 2001Participant List  
Working Group16th—18th March 2001Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Carla M. D'Antoniodantonio [at] es.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Susan P. Harrisonspharrison [at] ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Carolyn Malmstromcarolynm [at] msu.eduMichigan State University
Kevin Ricekjrice [at] ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Mark Strombergstromberg [at] berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Craig Thomsencdthomsen [at] ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Data Set Johnson, Cort. 2008. Cort Johnson Grassland Data Santa Cruz Co.. (Online version)
Data Set Stromberg, Mark; Rice, Kevin; D'Antonio, Carla M.; Harrison, Susan P. 2005. Answers. (Online version)
Data Set Stromberg, Mark; D'Antonio, Carla M.; Harrison, Susan P.; Rice, Kevin. 2005. Grassland survey questions. (Online version)
"Change in California grasslands" is project ID: 2760