Date of Award

Summer 2010

Degree Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Botany, MS

Program

Botany

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Lucinda McDade

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Richard Felger

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Jose Delgadillo

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Abstract

The plants of San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico) were documented through intensive fieldwork and the collection of herbarium specimens to create a checklist of species. This region is home to a diverse flora with high levels of local endemism and many rare plants. The flora documented in this study was compared to historical records from the region and shows the impact of agriculture and urbanization on the plants, including several extirpated species. A study of the perennial vegetation using a 1 km grid provides species distribution data for 140 native species, which were assessed to highlight areas of significant species richness for native, rare, and endemic taxa. Several non-native plants were also mapped to provide baseline data. Areas of conservation priority for the flora of Greater San Quintín are discussed in light of these combined findings.

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DOI

10.5642/cguetd/2

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Appendix 1 single spacced.rtf (518 kB)
Plant Checklist (Appendix 1)

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Plants listed by Thorne but not found (Appendix 2)

Appendix 3 single spaced.doc (378 kB)
Checklist for scrub habitat only (Appendix 3)

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Checklist for Riparian Areas only (Appendix 4)

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Checklist for Saltmarsh only (Appnedix 5)

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Checklist for Dunes and Beaches only (Appendix 6)

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Checklist of Vernal Pool Plants (Appendix 7)

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Checklist of midden species (Appendix 8)

Appendix 9 and 10 single spaced.doc (246 kB)
List of ruderal weeds AND Table of species included in the Vegetation Study (Appendices 9 & 10)

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