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Natural area system development for the Pacific region, a concept and symposium

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Title:Natural area system development for the Pacific region, a concept and symposium
Authors:Mueller-Dombois, Dieter
Keywords:ecological reserve system
LC Subject Headings:Natural areas -- Pacific Area.
Nature conservation -- Pacific Area.
Biogeography -- Pacific Area.
Date Issued:Jun 1973
Publisher:Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program
Citation:Mueller-Dombois D. 1973. Natural area system development for the Pacific region, a concept and symposium. Honolulu (HI): Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program. International Biological Program Technical Report, 26.
Series:International Biological Program Technical Report
Abstract:This report presents the concept and proceedings (in form of abstracts) of an international symposium of the Ecology Section of the Scientific Committee on Pacific Botany held at the Second Inter-Congress of the Pacific Science Association in Guam, May 20-25, 1973. The concept for a natural area system in the Pacific Region is developed through a brief problem analysis, a statement of objectives, an assessment of the criteria for natural areas to be included in the system and through proposing a hierarchical system for assembling the necessary information. The symposium theme is structured into six subthemes concerned with (1) Conceptual aspects, (2)Geographic and climatic analyses of natural areas in different Pacific countries, including a show of maps, (3)Analyses of community- and habitat-variation within major reserves, (4} Biogeographic similarity and difference-evaluation between ecological reserves, (5)Human influences and protection status of each area, and (6} The need for additional areas to be considered in the system. Twenty-two abstracts are enclosed from participants in South America, New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, California and Hawaii. An international orientation towards developing a natural area system and with this, a scientific basis for the extrapolation of results of ecosystems research in the Pacific Region falls into the broader objectives of the ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS IRP of the U.S. International Biological Program. A follow-up program is suggested for the 13th Pacific Science Congress in Vancouver, August 18-30, 1975.
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.
Pages/Duration:55 pages
Rights:CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections: International Biological Program Technical Reports (1970-1975)
Mueller-Dombois, Dieter

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