Accession Number : AD0236461

Title :   THE VEGETATION OF MICRONESIA. PART I. SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS IN MICRONESIA,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PACIFIC SCIENCE BOARD

Personal Author(s) : Fosberg, F. R.

Report Date : 08 DEC 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : Contents: Essay on the nature of vegetation; General description of Micronesian vegetation; Location and nature of Micronesia; Major climatic and topographic features; Map showing climatic and geologic lines; Classification of vegetation; Outline of Micronesian vegetation; Vegetation types as practical indicators; General description of vegetation types; Mangrove formation, Strand; Vegetation of raised coral limestone; Vegetation of rough lava flows; Casuarina forest; Coconut plantations; Vegetation of coastal plains; Lower primary forest; Secondary forest on slopes; Montane rain forest and cloud forest; Dwarf vegetation on open crests; Savanna or grassland vegetation; Vegetation of the Marianas Islands; The Northern Marianas -- general; The Southern Marianas -- general; General picture of Guam vegetation.

Descriptors :   *PLANTS(BOTANY), *TREES, CLASSIFICATION, CLIMATE, ECOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, MICRONESIA, PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, TERRAIN.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE