Recovering endemic plants of the Channel Islands

Endangered Species Bulletin
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Abstract

At the California Channel Islands, off the state’s southern coast, cold waters from the north mix with warmer waters from the south. Each of the eight Channel Islands, which were never connected to the mainland, developed unique floras as colonizing plants adapted to their new island homes. This part of California is one of only five Mediterranean climate regions in the world, characterized by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Thus, the islands support a truly unusual assemblage of plants and animals found nowhere else.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Recovering endemic plants of the Channel Islands
Series title Endangered Species Bulletin
Volume 33
Issue 4
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 40
Last page 43