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lecture12 - Eucalyptus Ecology . Cambridge University...

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5/10/09 1 Allelopathy and Eucalyptus in California • Eucalyptus in California • Allelopathy • Exercise 12 and scientific method Eucalyptus in CA • Most abundant and controversial non-native trees in California Admired - erosion control, wildlife habitat, valuable landscape and heritage trees Demonized - America’s largest, most fire prone, most dangerous, bird killing, weeds Eucalyptus in California • >700 species in the genus • 374 species introduced into CA, 202 species alive as of 2008 • 38 species – widely planted • Taxa represented by 10 or more trees in 15 or more different locations • 18 taxa naturalized in CA Australian Seasonal Rainfall Patterns Adapted from Wil iams, J., and Woinarski, J. (1997).
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Unformatted text preview: Eucalyptus Ecology . Cambridge University Press, Native Ranges of the 18 Taxa Naturalized in California 5/10/09 2 Native Ranges of the 18 Taxa Naturalized in California Mediterranean Species 74 taxa in California 11 are widely planted Native Ranges of the 18 Taxa Naturalized in California E. globulus naGve range Eucalyptus globulus in California First planted in 1856 Height of planting from 1870-1920 ~40,000 acres currently planted Tallest flowering plant in North or South America - 75.05 M (246.2) blue gum on Santa Cruz Island Zacharin, R.F. (1978) Emigrant Eucalypts, MU Press Allelopathy - The chemical inhibition of one plant by another...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course BIO 114 taught by Professor Ritter during the Spring '09 term at Cal Poly.

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