Type-converting Chaparral is Bad for Biodiversity: Research Brief

Chaparral and coastal sage scrub have a higher number of rare and endangered plants in their communities than expected based on total land area occupied by these two shrubland types. 
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Keeley, J.E. 2005. Fire as a threat to biodiversity in fire-type shrublands, pp 97-106. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report, PSW-GTR-195.