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Establishment of long - term vegetation monitoring plots in lowland and upland tropical rainforest, Fiji Islands

Tuiwawa, Marika and Osborne, Tamara and Bio, Kealii and Tuiwawa, Fiona (2008) Establishment of long - term vegetation monitoring plots in lowland and upland tropical rainforest, Fiji Islands. Micronesica: Journal of the University of Guam, 40 (1/2). pp. 123-130. ISSN 0026-279X

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    Abstract

    Long-Term Vegetation Monitoring Plots (LTVMP) provide vital information on the flora, vegetation ecology, ecosystem dynamics, climate change and anthropogenic impact on biodiversity. As part of the Pacific–Asia Biodiversity Transact (PABITRA) network, three longterm vegetation monitoring plots in lowland and upland tropical rain forest were established on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji Islands. The plots were established in the Wabu Forest Reserve and Sovi Basin, on the island of Viti Levu. Each monitoring plot consists of four 50m x 50m sub-plots. All trees greater than 10 cm in diameter at breast height were measured. The design of the LTVMPs and some of the ecological findings in the Wabu Forest Reserve are evaluated.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Q Science > QK Botany
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Herbarium
    Depositing User: Tamara Osborne
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 12:05
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 12:05
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11706
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