A survey of selected coastal vegetation communities of Florida

Carlton, Jedfrey M. (1977) A survey of selected coastal vegetation communities of Florida. St. Petersburg, FL, Florida Department of Natural Resources, Marine Research Laboratory, (Florida Marine Research Publications, 30)

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Abstract

A survey of coastal vegetation around Florida was conducted during 1973 and 1974. Seventeen sites were selected and sampled using the transect method to determine species occurrence, relative densities, and habitat development and structure. Sites were sampled quarterly except where high tides prevented data gathering. Species occurrence was compared within and between sites using Sarensen's Index of Similarity (IS,) as a basis for determining similarity of species inhabiting selected sites. Indices ranged from 4 to 61%, the former representing only one plant common to two sites. Results show environmental factors acting upon species alter species composition in seemingly similar habitats. Instead of the term "community", the term "association" is used to better reflect the concept of a taxonomically unrelated group of plants occupying a particular habitat. (Document has 40 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A survey of selected coastal vegetation communities of Florida
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Carlton, Jedfrey M.
Series Name: Florida Marine Research Publications
Number: 30
Date: 1977
Publisher: Florida Department of Natural Resources, Marine Research Laboratory
Place of Publication: St. Petersburg, FL
Institution: Florida Marine Research Institute
Additional Information: Document has 40 pages.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Florida; coast; vegetation
Subjects: Oceanography
Environment
Item ID: 879
Depositing User: Ms. Jan Boyett
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2008 12:38
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:27
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/879

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