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ASPECTS OF CYPRESS DOMES IN SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA: A STUDY IN MICRO-PHYTOGEOGRAPHY

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1977
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The object of this study was to investigate various physical and botanical parameters of doming in stands of cypress trees (Taxodium distichum (L.) L. C. Richard) in southeastern Florida and to develop basic data about these small swamps. Analysis of doming was made in relation to topography, substrate, microclimate, soil moisture, soil acidity, soil nutrients, vegetation, size and distribution of cypress, and cypress ages, growth rates, and fire traumas. Study results were compared with competing theories of doming and it was concluded that the theory of differential marginal fire promulgated by Kurz and Wagner best fits the data set.
Title: ASPECTS OF CYPRESS DOMES IN SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA: A STUDY IN MICRO-PHYTOGEOGRAPHY.
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Name(s): MCJUNKIN, DAVID M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Schultz, Ronald R., Thesis advisor
Austin, Daniel F., Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1977
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 186 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The object of this study was to investigate various physical and botanical parameters of doming in stands of cypress trees (Taxodium distichum (L.) L. C. Richard) in southeastern Florida and to develop basic data about these small swamps. Analysis of doming was made in relation to topography, substrate, microclimate, soil moisture, soil acidity, soil nutrients, vegetation, size and distribution of cypress, and cypress ages, growth rates, and fire traumas. Study results were compared with competing theories of doming and it was concluded that the theory of differential marginal fire promulgated by Kurz and Wagner best fits the data set.
Identifier: 13895 (digitool), FADT13895 (IID), fau:12667 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1977.
Subject(s): Cypress
Taxodium distichum
Taxodiaceae
Botany--Florida
Cypress--Florida
Baldcypress
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