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Species composition and forest structure of tree communities in four permanent forest monitoring plots in the Ta’u Unit of the National Park of American Samoa
|Title:||Species composition and forest structure of tree communities in four permanent forest monitoring plots in the Ta’u Unit of the National Park of American Samoa|
|Authors:||Webb, Edward L.|
van de Bult, Martin
Kabir, Md Enamul
|LC Subject Headings:||National Park of American Samoa (American Samoa)|
Vegetation surveys -- American Samoa.
Trees -- American Samoa.
Forest ecology -- American Samoa.
|Issue Date:||Feb 2007|
|Publisher:||Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany|
|Citation:||Webb EL, van de Bult M, Chutipong W, Kabir ME. 2007. Species composition and forest structure of tree communities in four permanent forest monitoring plots in the Ta’u Unit of the National Park of American Samoa. Honolulu (HI): Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 138. 40 pages|
|Series/Report no.:||Technical Report|
|Abstract:||The island systems of American Samoa represent a unique opportunity for forest conservation and ecological research. Forest covers the majority of the five main islands of Tutuila, Aunu’u, Ofu, Olosega and Ta’u. Long-term management of forest ecosystems requires a detailed understanding of both the resources contained in the Park, as well as forest dynamic processes over time. Long-term monitoring is generally viewed as an appropriate way to capture both the static features of
natural ecosystems as well as the dynamic processes within those ecosystems. Permanent forest monitoring plots are important for an understanding of the ecological processes that take place in a forest. Establishing a set of plots on the island of Ta’u is an important step in the long-term conservation, management, education and research agenda of the National Park. This document presents the principal activities and results of field work to establish forest plots in the Ta’u unit
of the NPSA.
|Description:||Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.|
|Sponsor:||National Park Service Cooperative Agreement No. CA 8022 AO 001|
|Appears in Collections:||The PCSU and HPI-CESU Technical Reports 1974 - current|
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