Food Systems and Conservation Synergies
Field assistant, Bob
California rangelands and oak recruitment - Are rangelands or research reserves a better environment for oak recruitment? (hint, the answer might surprise you!)
In our studies of land-use and oak recruitment (McLaughlin and Zavaleta 2013, Diversity and Distributions, we saw that recruitment was worse on research reserves than in a range of other working landscapes, suggesting that disturbance may play an important role in recruitment and the goals of working landscapes and oak conservation may be more compatible than previously thought.