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Brief: Executive Summary: Ecosystems of California

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Brief: Executive Summary: Ecosystems of California

February 12, 2016

Authors:
Harold Mooney, Erika Zavaleta

“Ecosystems of California,” a definitive new guide co-edited by Stanford ecologist Harold Mooney and with myriad Stanford contributors, provides the first-ever encyclopedic overview of the Golden State’s awe-inspiring ecosystems. It is intended to serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, resource managers, students and interested readers around the state. Unlike many books of its kind, “Ecosystems of California” (University of California Press, January 2016) highlights opportunities for regulation and stewardship and shows how ecosystems support human well-being.