Accession Number : ADA322695

Title :   Soil-Vegetation Correlations in Wetlands and Adjacent Uplands of the San Francisco Bay Estuary, California.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : EICHER (ANNI L) ARCATA CA

Personal Author(s) : Eicher, Anni L.

PDF Url : ADA322695

Report Date : AUG 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : As part of a national study, vegetation association with known hydric and nonhydric soils was sampled along the San Francisco Bay in California. Data on the hydrolic conditions of each soil was also collected from each sample site. Weighted average and index average (presence/absence averages) values were calculated for vegetation associations on each soil using the method developed by T.R. Wentworth and G.P. Johnson at North Carolina State University. Five of the six hydric soils examined were designated wetlands by these analyses and the remaining hydric soil was in the wetland range, but required supplemental information to verify its wetland nature. All of the upland soils supported a preponderance of upland vegetation. Results of vegetation analyses were also consistent with hydrologic conditions on each soil.

Descriptors :   *SHALLOW WATER, *SOILS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *VEGETATION, *AQUATIC ORGANISMS, *ECOLOGY, WATER, HYDROLOGY, CORRELATION, CALIFORNIA, WETLANDS, NORTH CAROLINA, WILDLIFE, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, ESTUARIES.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Biological Oceanography
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE