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1996 Symposium Proceedings

Proceedings are posted below as pdf files; they are also available for purchase. Warning: proceedings and presentations are large files.

Title Page and Table of Contents

California landscapes before the invaders
Michael G. Barbour, UC Davis

Stowaways and invited guests: How some exotic plants reached the American southwest
Barbara Tellman, University of Arizona

The tumbleweed centennial in the Antelope Valley, California
David A. Bainbridge, San Diego State University

Australian national weed strategy: What are the lessons?
Stella E. Humphries

Group Discussion: Toward a national weed strategy - what role can Cal-IPC play?
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy

What traits distinguish invasive plants from non-invasive plants?
Sarah Hayden Reichard, University of Washington

The search for patterns of what determines the increased competitive ability of invasive non-indiginous plants
Bernd Blossey, Cornell University

Wildlife as weeds
Jeff Lovich, USGS, UC Riverside

Exotics in the Southern California vernal pool ecosystem
Ellen T. Bauder, San Diego State University

Why herbicides are selective
David W. Cudney, UC Riverside

Tamarisk control and common sense
Cameron W. Barrows, Coachella Valley Preserve, Thousand Palms

Yellow starthistle: Biology and life history
Joseph M. DiTomaso, UC Davis

Yellow starthistle management with grazing, mowing, and competitive plantings
Craig D. Thomsen, William A. Williams, and Marc. P. Vayssieres, UC Davis

Fire controls yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) in California grasslands
Marla S. Hastings, CA State Parks and Joseph M. DiTomaso, UC Davis

Yellow starthistle control methods: Biological control
Michael Pitcairn, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture

Yellow starthistle control methods: Chemical control
Joseph M. DiTomaso, UC Davis

Control of exotic weeds with Roundup herbicide: Survey of projects
Abstract: Nelroy E. Jackson, Monsanto

The effects of fire frequency and firebreaks on the abundance and species richness of exotic plant species in coastal sage scrub
Poster abstract: Jason Giessow and Paul Zedler, San Diego State University

Teamwork kills Arundo in cost-effective manner
Poster abstract: D.M. Lawson, US Navy, V. Vartanian, The Nature Conservancy and J.A. Else, San Diego State Univ.

Controlling Cynara cardunculu (artichoke thistle, cardoon)
Mike Kelly, Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and Alan Pepper, Texas A&M University

Ecological control of exotic plants
Poster abstract: Robert M. Dixon and Ann B. Carr, Imprinting Foundation, Tucson AZ

Miconia calvescens on the island of Maui: Profile of an early containment attempt
Poster abstract: Pat Bily, The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii

Native and exotic species interactions in southern California salt marshes
Poster abstract: John Callaway and Joyce Zedler, PERL, San Diego State University

Preliminary results from a Vinca major removal experiment
Poster abstract: Robert Wright, Golden Gate National Parks Associateion, San Francisco

Post flood establishment of native woody species and Arundo donax
Poster abstract: Jesse A. Else, San Diego State University

Centaurea solstitialis and the water balance research
Poster abstract: John Gerlach, UC Davis