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Tree Islands of the Everglades

Edited By: Fred H Sklar and Arnold G Van Der Valk

541 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #137186 | ISBN: 1402010508
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Brings together for the first time experts in anthropology, ecology, geology, paleontology, wildlife, and landscape modelling to review our understanding of the small, forested islands that are a feature of most large wetlands. Reviews the geologic origin of different kinds of tree islands and presents competing hypotheses about their subsequent development. Describes their vegetation and controlling factors, their fauna, their unique geochemistry, and their use by Native Americans. Emphasizes the importance of recurring wet and dry years for understanding changes in tree island flora and fauna.


1. Tree Islands of the Everglades: An Overview; F. Sklar, A.van der Valk. 2. Tree Island Ecosystems of the World; P.R. Wetzel. 3. Bayhead Tree Islands on Deep Peats of the Northeastern Everglades; P.A. Stone, et al. 4. Paleoecological Insights on Fixed Tree Island Development in the Florida Everglades: I. Environmental Controls; D.A. Willard, et al. 5. Nutrient Geochemistry of Sediments from Two Tree Islands in Water Conservation Area 3B, the Everglades, Florida; W.H. Orem, et al. 6. The Archaeology of Everglades Tree Islands; R.S. Carr. 7. Water Depth Tolerances of Dominant Tree Island Species: What do We Know?; W.H. Connor, et al. 8. Vegetation Pattern and Process in Tree Islands of the Southern Everglades and Adjacent Areas; T.V. Armentano, et al. 9. Tree Island Vegetation and Water Management in the Central Everglades; L. Heisler, et al. 10. Tree Islands of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge; L.A. Brandt, et al. 11. Vegetation, Peat Elevation and Peat Depth on Two Tree Islands in Water Conservation Area 3-A; D.H. Mason, A.van der Valk. 12. Analysis of Tree Island Vegetation Communities; P.R. Wetzel. 13. Occurrence of Wildlife on Tree Islands in the Southern Everglades; W.E. Meshaka Jr. 14. Effects of Tree Island Size and Water on the Population Dynamics of Small Mammals in the Everglades; M.S. Gaines, et al. 15. Habitat-Use Patterns of Avian Seed Dispersers in the Central Everglades; D.E. Gawlick, et al. 16. Spatial Simulations of Tree Islands for Everglades Restoration; Yegang Wu, et al. 17. What We Know and Should Know about Tree Islands; A.van der Valk, F. Sklar. Subject Index. Genus and Species Index.

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