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Title: The coastal woodland of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: vegetation recovery in a stressed ecosystem
Authors: Williams, Julia
LC Subject Headings: Coastal ecology -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii)
Plants -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island.
Issue Date: Nov-1990
Publisher: Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany
Citation: Williams J. 1990. The coastal woodland of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: vegetation recovery in a stressed ecosystem. Honolulu (HI): Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 72.
Series/Report no.: Technical Report
72
Abstract: This study examined the recovery of vegetation in non-littoral low elevation native scrub and forest along the east Kalapana Extension, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, island of Hawaii, following emigration of human settlers and the eradication of feral animals, especially goats (Capra hircus). Research methods included quantification of plant species cover in releves, population and stand structural analysis using belt transects, and examination of aerial photographs from 1954, 1965, and 1977. Structural analysis was used to describe the relationship between native and introduced woody plant populations, and their status under differing canopy cover and on a variety of substrates. Native woody species were the overall dominants.
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 Contract No. CX 8006 2 0001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4204
Appears in Collections:The PCSU and HPI-CESU Technical Reports 1974 - current



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