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Growth and invasive potential of Sapium sebiferum (Euphorbiaceae) within the coastal prairie region: the effects of soil and moisture regime

The introduced tree Sapium sebiferum (Euphorbiaceae) is considered a serious threat to the preservation of the coastal prairie region of Louisiana and Texas, although it is currently uncommon in the western part of the region. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential effects of location, soils, and available moisture on the growth...

Barrilleaux, T.C.; Grace, J.B.
Growth and invasive potential of Sapium sebiferum (Euphorbiaceae) within the coastal prairie region: the effects of soil and moisture regime; 2000; Article; Journal; American Journal of Botany; Barrilleaux, T.C.; Grace, J.B.

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Growth and nutrition of baldcypress families planted under varying salinity regimes in Louisiana, USA

Saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico is one important factor in the destruction of baldcypress (Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.) swamps along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, USA. Recent restoration efforts have focused on identification of baldcypress genotypes with greater tolerance to saline conditions than previously reported. To date, salt...

Krauss, K.W.; Chambers, J.L.; Allen, J.A.; Soileau, D.M.; DeBosier, A.S.
Growth and nutrition of baldcypress families planted under varying salinity regimes in Louisiana, USA; 2000; Article; Journal; Journal of Coastal Research; Krauss, K. W.; Chambers, J. L.; Allen, J. A.; Soileau, Jr. , D. M.; Debosier, A. S.

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Is Acropora palmata (elkhorn coral) making a comeback in the Virgin Islands?

White band disease (WBD) ravaged Acropora palmata (elkhorn coral) on many coral reefs in the Caribbean in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, including those around St. John and St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands—USVI (Gladfelter 1982, Rogers 1985). Quantitative data, photographs, and anecdotal observations indicate WBD killed large stands...

Rogers, Caroline S.

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Mangrove peat analysis and reconstruction of vegetation history at the Pelican Cays, Belize

The substrate beneath mangrove forests in the Pelican Cays complex is predominately peat composed mainly of mangrove roots. Leaves and wood account for less than 20% of the peat mass. At Cat Cay, the depth of the peat ranges from 0.2 m along the shoreline to 1.65 m in the island center, indicating that the island has expanded horizontally as well...

McKee, K.L.; Faulkner, P.L.

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Mapping and converting essential Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata into MARC21 and Dublin Core: towards an alternative to the FGDC Clearinghouse

The purpose of this article is to raise and address a number of issues related to the conversion of Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata into MARC21 and Dublin Core. We present an analysis of 466 FGDC metadata records housed in the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) node of the FGDC Clearinghouse, with special emphasis on...

Chandler, A.; Foley, D.; Hafez, A.M.
Mapping and converting essential Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata into MARC21 and Dublin Core: towards an alternative to the FGDC Clearinghouse; 2000; Article; Journal; D-Lib; Chandler, A.; Foley, D.; Hafez, A.M.

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Seagrass responses to and recovery (?) from seven years of brown tide

Most harmful algal blooms are relatively short, violent paroxysms to aquatic systems. The Texas brown tide was unique in its 7-year domination of upper Laguna Madre wherein it reduced light penetrating 1 m from 31 to 63% on an annual basis between June 1990 and May 1997. In response, seagrasses declined in biomass in deep areas for two years. Over...

Onuf, C.P.

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Surface water quality of the major drainage basins of Big Thicket National Preserve

Surface water quality was monitored at 19 stations (2-4 week intervals) in six drainage basins of Big Thicket National Preserve of east Texas between 1996 and 1999. The parameters monitored were temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, current speed, light attenuation, chlorophyll a and concentrations of ammonium, ortho-phosphate, nitrate...

Rizzo, W.M.; Rafferty, P.; Segura, M.R.