Publications

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California Desert Plants

  • Over 400 color photographs of plants and landscapes
  • Descriptions and photos of dominant plant species
  • Overview of plant adaptations to desert environments
  • Discussion of major desert habitats

Coming in September 2022

The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History

  • The first comprehensive Natural History written for this region.
  • 34 contributing authors–all experts in their fields.
  • Full color, rich illustrations, well-curated photographs, and 496 pages.
Michael Kauffmann
ISBN 978-1-941624-02-9
Michael Kauffmann
ISBN: 978-0-939431-40-3
ISBN978-1-941624-02-9

Select Publications:

  • Kauffmann, Michael E., T. Parker, M.l Vasey, J. Bisbee. 2021. Field Guide to Manzanitas, Second Edition. Backcountry Press. Kneeland, California.
  • California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program (M. Kauffmann, K.G. Sikes, J. Buck-Diaz, J. Jackson, R. Floreani-Buzbee, and J. Evens). 2019 (revised 2021). Conservation Assessment for Pinus albicaulis (Whitebark Pine) for National Forest Lands in California, with Management Considerations. 131 pages.
  • Kauffmann, M., J. Ratchford, J. Evens, K. Lindke, J. Barnes. 2017. Angeles National Forest: Bigcone Douglas-fir Mapping and Monitoring Report. Unpublished report. California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program, Sacramento, CA.
  • Kauffmann, Michael E., T. Parker, M.l Vasey, J. Bisbee. 2015. Field Guide to Manzanitas. Backcountry Press. Kneeland, California.
  • Kauffmann, M.E., S. Taylor, K. Sikes, and J. Evens. 2014 (updated 2018). Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, Lassen and Modoc National Forest: Whitebark Pine Pilot Fieldwork Reports. Unpublished reports. California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program, Sacramento, CA.
  • Taylor, S., K. Sikes, M. Kauffmann and J. Evens. 2014 (updated 2018). Eldorado, Sequoia, and Stanislaus National Forest: Whitebark Pine Pilot Fieldwork Reports. Unpublished reports. California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program, Sacramento, CA.
  • Kauffmann, M. 2014. Whitebark Pine Forest Health in California: a guide to common pathogens. Unpublished report. California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program, Sacramento, CA.
  • Kauffmann, Michael. 2013. Conifers of the Pacific Slope. Backcountry Press. Kneeland, California.
  • Kauffmann, Michael. 2012. Conifer Country. Backcountry Press. Kneeland, California.
  • Adams, R. P. R. Lanner, M. Kauffmann and D. Thornburg. 2011.  “Taxonomy of infraspecific taxa of Abies concolor: Leaf essential oils of Abies concolor, var. concolor and var. lowiana”  Phytologia 93(2): 208-220. (PDF)
  • Adams, R. P., R. Lanner, M. Kauffmann and D. Thornburg. 2011. ” Taxonomy of infraspecific taxa of Abies concolor based on DNA sequences from nrDNA and four chloroplast regions.” Phytologia 93(2): 221-230. (PDF)
  • Adams, R. P. and M. E. Kaufmann. 2010.” Geographic variation in the leaf essential oils of Juniperus grandis and comparison with J. occidentalis and J. osteosperma.” Phytologia 92(2):167-185. (PDF)
  • Adams, R. P. and M. E. Kauffmann. 2010. “Geographic variation in nrDNA and cp DNA of Juniperus californica, J. grandis, J. occidentalis and J. osteosperma (Cupressaceae).” Phytologia 92(2):266-276. (PDF)