Old-growth chaparral systems are biodiversity hotspots that need to be protected for legal, functional, and ethical reasons. This learning module describes these Mediterranean Type Climate systems from a global perspective so that we can better protect them.
Halsey, R.W., and J.E. Keeley. 2016. Conservation issues: California Chaparral. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier Inc. 12pp. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09584-1.