Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9789069844527 Published June 2006 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Landscape Ecological Vegetation Map of Bonaire (Southern Caribbean)

J. A. de Freitas, B. S. J. Nijhof, A. C. Rojer, and A. O. Debrot

Landscape Ecological Vegetation Map of Bonaire (Southern Caribbean)
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J. A. de Freitas, B. S. J. Nijhof, A. C. Rojer, and A. O. Debrot

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64 pages | 2 color maps | 6-1/3 x 9-1/2 | © 2005
Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9789069844527 Published June 2006 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
The results of a intensive ecological survey of Bonaire from December of 1998 through March of 1999, this book includes detailed descriptions of the terrain, vegetation, and species composition of one of the world’s foremost ecological treasures. The authors created a landscape-based vegetation map to quantify their findings: with each unit delineated and characterized on the basis of landscape-forming factors, such as geology, geomorphology, soil characteristics, and vegetation. It will be greatly appreciated by fellow researchers and students in the field.
Contents
Abstract
 
Introduction
 
The island of Bonaire
  Geography
  Climatic data
  Geology and geomorphology
  Soil- and landtypes of the geological formations
  Soil- and landtypes of the Washikemba Formation
  Soil- and landtypes of the Limestone Formation
  Alluvial and colluvial soils
  Miscellaneous landtypes:  Salinas
  Complex of soils on Washikemba Formation and Rooibottom soils
  Flora and vegetation
  Human influence on the vegetation of Bonaire
 
Methods
  Photo interpretation and fieldwork
  Data collection
  Data processing
  Final map compilation
 
Results
  Vegetation types
  Description of the final legend units
 
Discussion and conclusions
  Anthropogenic effects
  Comparison with Stoffers (1956)
  Comparison with sister island Curaçao
  Nature Conservation
  Conclusions
 
References
 
Appendices
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