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Title: Nasoata Mangrove Island, the PABITRA Coastal Study Site for Viti Levu, Fiji Islands
Authors: Thaman, Randolph R.
Keppel, Gunnar
Whatling, Dick
Thaman, Batiri
Naikatini, Alifereti
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Bolaqace, Nemani
Sekinoco, Etika
Masere, Manasa

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LC Subject Headings: Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect Network.
Mangrove ecology--Fiji--Rewa River Delta.
Biological diversity--Fiji--Rewa River Delta.
Rewa River Delta (Fiji)--Geography.
Natural history--Periodicals.
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Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.

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Issue Date: Apr-2005
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Thaman RR, Keppel G, Whatling D, Thaman B, Naikatini A, Thaman B, Bolaqace N, Sekinoco E, Masere M. Nasoata Mangrove Island, the PABITRA Coastal Study Site for Viti Levu, Fiji Islands. Pac Sci 59(2): 192-204.
Series/Report no.: vol. 59, no. 2
Abstract: Nasoata Island is a predominantly mangrove island located near the outflow and delta of the Rewa River, Fiji's largest and longest river. The river originates on the eastern slopes of Mt. Tomaniivi in the Central Highlands of Viti Levu. The island has been selected as an integral coastal site for Fiji's PABITRA Gateway Transect. Information is provided on: (1) the reasons it was selected as a PABITRA site; (2) geographical, geological, climatic, and edaphic setting; (3) the vegetation; and (4) brief notes on the fauna, with particular focus on the avifauna. Because of its rich flora and fauna, Nasoata Island is an excellent "prototype" coastal and mangrove site for enhancing our understanding of the complexities of island biodiversity, both within Fiji and in relation to other small offshore islands within the broader PABITRA network.
Pages/Duration: 12 pages
ISSN: 0030-8870
DOI: 10.1353/psc.2005.0027
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 59, Number 2, 2005

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