Precipitation, Temperature, and the Standing Crop of Some Southern California Grassland Species
CitationHufstader, R. W. (1976). Precipitation, temperature, and the standing crop of some southern California grassland species. Journal of Range Management, 29(5), 433-435.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractA strong relationship between precipitation (but not temperature) and standing crop is evident for the dominant species of a southern California grassland. The sub-dominant species showed no relationship to either precipitation or temperature. It was hypothesized that competition for light and variable germination times acts to limit the sub-dominant species. Differential success of sub-dominant species may account for much of the variability in California grasslands.