The Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems – Ecology and Systematics, Status and Trends

2.1 Evolution of Amphibious Vernal Pool Specialist Annuals: Putative Vernal Pool Adaptive Traits in Navarretia (Polemoniaceae)

By Stanley C. Spencer and Loren H. Reiseberg

2.2 Pool Duration Influences Age and Body Mass at Metamorphosis in the Western Spadefoot Toad: Implications for Vernal Pool Conservation

By Steven R. Morey

2.3 Avian Uses of Vernal Pools and Implications for Conservation Practice

By Joseph G. Silveira

2.4 Crustacean Biodiversity and Endemism in California’s Ephemeral Wetlands

By Marie A. Simovich

2.5 Loss of Diversity as a Consequence of Habitat Destruction in California Vernal Pools

By Jamie L. King

2.6 Biogeography of Eight Large Branchiopods Endemic to California

By Brent P. Helm

2.11 Specialist Bee Pollinators of Showy Vernal Pool Flowers

By Michael Fugate

2.8 Global Status and Trends in Ephemeral Pool Invertebrate Conservation: Implications for Californian Fairy Shrimp

By Denton Belk 

2.9 Patterns of Vernal Pool Biodiversity at Beale Air Force Base

By Gerrit A. J. Platenkamp 

2.10 Patterns in Time and Space for Rare Macroinvertebrates and Vascular Plants in Vernal Pool Ecosystems at the Vina Plains PreservePatterns in Time and Space for Rare Macroinvertebrates and Vascular Plants in Vernal Pool Ecosystems at the Vina Plains Preserve

By Douglas G. Alexander and Robert A. Schlising 

2.11 Specialist Bee Pollinators of Showy Vernal Pool Flowers

By Robbin W. Thorp and Joan M. Leong