The authors show a direct connection between a diverse set of drivers and type-converted chaparral in Southern California. Example drivers include high frequency fire, land-use disturbance, moisture availability, and site flatness.
Syphard, Alexandra D., Teresa J. Brennan, and Jon E. Keeley. 2018. Drivers of chaparral type conversion to herbaceous vegetation in coastal Southern California. Diversity and Distributions 12pp. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.1282