Accession Number : ADA139395

Title :   Description of the Plant Communities and Succession of the Oregon Coastal Grasslands.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ripley,J. D.

Report Date : 14 DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 254

Abstract : In an effort to describe the plant communities and succession of the Oregon coastal grasslands, vegetation and environmental data were collected from 75 stands at 24 separate locations ranging from Cape Falcon in Tillamook county to Cape Ferrelo in Curry County. The vegetation data consisted of cover and frequency values for vascular plants and the environmental data included wind and salt spray exposure measurements, slope, aspect and a variety of soil properties. The vascular flora encountered consisted of 249 specific and intraspecific native and introduced taxa representing 166 genera and 55 families. An annotated catalogue of the flora was prepared.

Descriptors :   *Plants(Botany), *Grasslands, Oregon, Coastal regions, Literature surveys, Sampling, Vegetation, Soils, Identification, Theses

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE