Anthropogenic Vegetation Contributions to Polynesia’s Social Heritage: The Legacy of Candlenut Tree (Aleurites moluccana) Forests and Bamboo (Schizostachyum glaucifolium) Groves on the Island of Tahiti

@article{Larrue2010AnthropogenicVC,
  title={Anthropogenic Vegetation Contributions to Polynesia’s Social Heritage: The Legacy of Candlenut Tree (Aleurites moluccana) Forests and Bamboo (Schizostachyum glaucifolium) Groves on the Island of Tahiti},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Larrue and Jean‐Yves Meyer and Thomas Chiron},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2010},
  volume={64},
  pages={329-339}
}
Anthropogenic Vegetation Contributions to Polynesia’s Social Heritage: The Legacy of Candlenut Tree (Aleurites moluccana) Forests and Bamboo (Schizostachyum glaucifolium) Groves on the Island of Tahiti. In the tropical oceanic islands of the Pacific, vegetation patterns and dynamics are the result of plant dispersal capacities, the physical characteristics of the islands’ ecosystems, and natural disturbances. However, humans have profoundly modified native landscapes through habitat destruction… 

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