A Floristic and ecological survey of Assateague Island, Virgina-Maryland

Higgins, Elizabeth Ann Thornthwaite (1969) A Floristic and ecological survey of Assateague Island, Virgina-Maryland. Masters Thesis, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, 109pp.

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Abstract

Assateague Island is an offshore bar comprising the south-eastern coast of Maryland and the northeastern coast of Virgina. It is part of the system of discontinuous barrier reefs or bars which occupy most of the Atlantic shoreline from Florida to Massachusetts. These are unstable bars, continuously influenced by storm winds and tides which provide a distinct and rigorous habitat for the vegetation there. General floras of the Delmarva Peninusla do not mention Assateague Island specifically. The objective is to prepare a catalog of the vascular plants of Assateague Island and to describe the communities in which they are found, in the hope it will add to the knowledge of barrier reef vegetation.

Item Type: Thesis
Title: A Floristic and ecological survey of Assateague Island, Virgina-Maryland
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Higgins, Elizabeth Ann Thornthwaite
Number of Pages: 109
Date: 1969
Projects: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Institution: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vascular plants; barrier reef; vegetation; Eastern Shore; Delmarva Peninsula; Maryland; Virginia; Botany; Chincoteague; Dune; Shrub; Marsh; Arborescent Zone; Island Beach; Outer Banks; Cape Henry
Subjects: Ecology
Environment
Item ID: 2675
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 12:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:37
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2675

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