Accession Number : AD0779020

Title :   The Effects of Herbicides in South tters,nam. Part B. Working Papers: Mollusks as Indicators of the Effects of Herbicides on Mangroves in South Vietnam,

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

Personal Author(s) : Davis, George M.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The purpose of the report is to assess the effects of the defoliants on the Rung-Sat four years after cessation of spraying and to determine the long-term consequences of the defoliation program in that area. The molluscan fauna of the Rung-Sat-Vung-Tau area is discussed in terms of number of species, diversity of fauna, and faunal ecology. The diversity of Southeast Asian mangrove mollusks relative to numerous types of ecological niches makes this group of organisms particularly valuable for studying the effects of any type of alteration of the natural mangrove.

Descriptors :   *HERBICIDES, *SOUTH VIETNAM, *DEFOLIATION, MOLLUSCA, DEFOLIANTS, ECOLOGY, SAMPLING, CLASSIFICATION, SWAMPS, GASTROPODA, PLANTS(BOTANY).

Subject Categories : Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE