Some Econological Observations on Coastal Plant Communities, of New York and New Jerseyby Richard Stalter, Saint John's Univ, Environmental, Studies Program, Jamaica, NY, USA A,
Dwight Kincaid, Saint John's Univ, Environmental, Studies Program, Jamaica, NY, USA A,
Abstract: The present study was conducted at three coastal sites, Fire Island, New York, Fort Tilden, New York, and Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Four plant communities, the salt marsh community, sand dune community, shrub community and Ilex opaca forest are described. Factors affecting the distribution of vegetation in each community are discussed as are the factors affecting community development. The paper also includes information on the suitability of coastal species as dune stabilizers and as landscape vegetation.
Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Vegetation | Dunes | Coastal management | Coastal protection structures | Sand (hydraulic) | Landscaping | Sandy soils | Salts | North America | United States | New York | New Jersey
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