This publication consist of a 66-page book and a fold-out map in a plastic folder. It provides a colour landscape-based vegetation map of the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius (Lesser Antilles). The results give new insights into vegetation changes over a period of more than 40 years. These changes are discussed in the light of possible causal factors. The study provides excellent insight for nature management and spatial planning purposes.
Four main landscape types and 16 sub-categories are distinguished based on geology, geomorphology and 13 component natural vegetation types. The study is based on the interpretation of colour aerial photographs, subsequent fieldwork and computer analysis of the field data collected.