Nasoata Mangrove Island, the PABITRA Coastal Study Site for Viti Levu, Fiji Islands

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2005-04
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Thaman, Randolph R.
Keppel, Gunnar
Whatling, Dick
Thaman, Batiri
Naikatini, Alifereti
Thaman, Baravi
Bolaqace, Nemani
Sekinoco, Etika
Masere, Manasa
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University of Hawaii Press
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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.
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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.
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