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Title: Hydric hammocks: A guide to management

Abstract

The emphasis of this guide is on hydric hammock, a distinctive type of forested wetland occurring at low elevations along the gulf coast of Florida from Aripeka to St. Marks and at various inland sites in Florida. This is companion volume to a descriptive profile of the same community. Relatively little research has been conducted on hydric hammock. Consequently, no systematic way of defining management options of judging their efficacy has been available. The purpose of this guide is to explain how the nature and functioning of the hydric-hammock community determines its best management. Information for the guide was gathered from published and unpublished literature, from personal communication with many technical experts, and from our own field experience. Because little has been published about hydric hammocks, much of this report is based on subjective opinions of ecologists, foresters, and land managers, including the authors, who have worked with and studied this habitat, and on extrapolation of information from other, similar habitats. It is hoped that the content and format of this report will be useful to a broad spectrum of users including other scientists, students, resource managers and planners, teachers, and interested citizens. The document includes a brief description ofmore » the community, a history of it use, its present functions and alterations, and the available management techniques and options. 155 refs., 31 figs., 12 tabs.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL (USA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC (USA); National Wetlands Research Center, Slidell, LA (USA); Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOI
OSTI Identifier:
6950426
Report Number(s):
BR-85(7.26-Suppl.)
ON: TI90012612
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; WETLANDS; MANAGEMENT; COMMUNITIES; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ECOLOGY; FLORIDA; FORESTRY; FORESTS; GRAZING; HARVESTING; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; LAND USE; OAKS; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; WASTE WATER; WILD ANIMALS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; ECOSYSTEMS; FEDERAL REGION IV; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LIQUID WASTES; MAGNOLIOPHYTA; MAGNOLIOPSIDA; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; TREES; USA; WASTES; WATER; 540210* - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Simons, R W, Vince, S W, and Humphrey, S R. Hydric hammocks: A guide to management. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Simons, R W, Vince, S W, & Humphrey, S R. Hydric hammocks: A guide to management. United States.
Simons, R W, Vince, S W, and Humphrey, S R. Fri . "Hydric hammocks: A guide to management". United States.
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abstractNote = {The emphasis of this guide is on hydric hammock, a distinctive type of forested wetland occurring at low elevations along the gulf coast of Florida from Aripeka to St. Marks and at various inland sites in Florida. This is companion volume to a descriptive profile of the same community. Relatively little research has been conducted on hydric hammock. Consequently, no systematic way of defining management options of judging their efficacy has been available. The purpose of this guide is to explain how the nature and functioning of the hydric-hammock community determines its best management. Information for the guide was gathered from published and unpublished literature, from personal communication with many technical experts, and from our own field experience. Because little has been published about hydric hammocks, much of this report is based on subjective opinions of ecologists, foresters, and land managers, including the authors, who have worked with and studied this habitat, and on extrapolation of information from other, similar habitats. It is hoped that the content and format of this report will be useful to a broad spectrum of users including other scientists, students, resource managers and planners, teachers, and interested citizens. The document includes a brief description of the community, a history of it use, its present functions and alterations, and the available management techniques and options. 155 refs., 31 figs., 12 tabs.},
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