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Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology
Aims and methods of vegetation ecology are studied to propose new strategies for the sustainable management of vegetation in the arid areas.
Changes in soil phosphorus fractions and ecosystem dynamics across a long chronosequence in Hawaii.
Overall, long-term soil development across the chronosequence largely coincides with the conceptual model of Walker and Syers (1976).
Ecology of Tropical and Subtropical Vegetation.
Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands
Introduction.- Western Melanesia.- Eastern Melanesia.- The Subtropical Islands in the New Zealand Region.- Micronesia.- Central Polynesia.- Western Polynesia.- Eastern Polynesia.- Northern Polynesia:…
Biological Invasion by Myrica faya Alters Ecosystem Development in Hawaii
- P. Vitousek, L. Walker, L. Whiteaker, D. Mueller‐Dombois, P. Matson
- Environmental ScienceScience
- 6 November 1987
The exotic nitrogen-fixing tree Myrica faya invades young volcanic sites where the growth of native plants is limited by a lack of nitrogen, thereby altering the nature of ecosystem development after volcanic eruptions.
Physiological and morphological variation in Metrosideros polymorpha, a dominant Hawaiian tree species, along an altitudinal gradient: the role of phenotypic plasticity
- S. Cordell, G. Goldstein, D. Mueller‐Dombois, D. Webb, P. Vitousek
- Environmental ScienceOecologia
The combination of environmentally induced variability in physiological and anatomical characteristics and genetically determined variation in morphological traits allows Hawaiian M. polymorpha to attain and dominate an extremely wide ecological distribution not observed in other tree species.
Transpiration and forest structure in relation to soil waterlogging in a Hawaiian montane cloud forest.
- L. Santiago, G. Goldstein, F. Meinzer, J. Fownes, D. Mueller‐Dombois
- Environmental ScienceTree physiology
- 1 May 2000
Transpiration per unit leaf area did not vary substantially, so leaf-level physiological behavior was conserved, regardless of differences in tree leaf area, and soil oxygen deficiency may reduce leaf area.
RESPONSE OF METROSIDEROS POLYMORPHA SEEDLINGS TO EXPERIMENTAL CANOPY OPENING
Twenty 100-m2 plots in a forest dominated by tree ferns and ohia on the island of Hawaii were subjected to different degrees of canopy removal, finding that some individuals were nevertheless able to acclimate successfully to very high light intensities, and this same species is a successful colonizer of barren volcanic deposits, suggesting that Metrosideros polymorpha exhibits broad acclimation ability and a wide range of genetic variability.
Climate-diagram Maps: of the Individual Continents and the Ecological Climatic Regions of the Earth
Perspectives for an Etiology of Stand-Level Dieback
- D. Mueller‐Dombois
- Environmental Science
The structure of the forests with dieback, their spatial and temporal patterns, their habitat relationships, and their associated vegetation and successional re sponses have received less attention than the more immediate symptoms and assumed causes, and to arrive at a more complete etiology, such vegetation structural aspects should be analyzed with equal effort.