Scrub Species Patterns on the Atlantic Coastal Ridge, Florida

Daniel F. Austin, Freda R. Posin, James N. Burch

Abstract


 

The coastal Scrub dune ridge patterns in southeastern Florida were mapped; 7 major ridges are recognizable in addition to numerous minor ridges. Each ridge has marks of the factors that have, molded it. To some extent the flora reflects the history, with the highest diversity and species richness occurring on the highest Pamlico ridge. Florida Scrub community indicators decrease in frequency and richness to the east and west of the highest dune system.

 


Keywords


Atlantic Coastal Ridge; Pamlico Terrace; dune ridges; Scrub community; scrub indicators; species richness; patterns

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