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Influences of mosquito control impoundments on Rhizophora mangle initial propagule establishment and growth

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Date Issued:
2007
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Rotational Impoundment Management (RIM) is a commonly used method of mosquito control in Florida involving seasonal flooding during mosquito breeding season and allowances for natural tidal variations during summer flooding. My study looks at the effects of this impoundment strategy on the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle L., recruitment. Primary productivity of mangroves in these impoundments has been found to be similar to that of natural areas, although nutrient levels have been found to differ greatly. R. mangle is a completely viviparous species, and as such, maternal conditions have a strong effect on propagules. My study compares the initial establishment and growth of R. mangle propagules collected from and planted in both impounded and non-impounded sites.
Title: Influences of mosquito control impoundments on Rhizophora mangle initial propagule establishment and growth.
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Name(s): Coldren, Glenn.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
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Extent: iv, 18 leaves : ill. (some col.).
Language(s): English
Summary: Rotational Impoundment Management (RIM) is a commonly used method of mosquito control in Florida involving seasonal flooding during mosquito breeding season and allowances for natural tidal variations during summer flooding. My study looks at the effects of this impoundment strategy on the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle L., recruitment. Primary productivity of mangroves in these impoundments has been found to be similar to that of natural areas, although nutrient levels have been found to differ greatly. R. mangle is a completely viviparous species, and as such, maternal conditions have a strong effect on propagules. My study compares the initial establishment and growth of R. mangle propagules collected from and planted in both impounded and non-impounded sites.
Identifier: 309784066 (oclc), 11618 (digitool), FADT11618 (IID), fau:1350 (fedora)
Note(s): by Glenn Coldren.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2007.
Bibliography: leaf 18.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Red mangrove
Mangrove ecology -- Florida -- Palm Beach County
Wetland conservation -- Florida
Mosquitos -- Control -- Florida
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/11618
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