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Characteristics and Peat Stratigraphy of Tree Islands in Certain Wetland Environments

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P. J. Gleason
P. J. Gleason
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District West Palm Beach, FL 33402
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R. H. Hofstetter
R. H. Hofstetter
Department of Biology, University of Miami Coral Gables, FL 33146
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A. D. Cohen
A. D. Cohen
Department of Geology, University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208
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P. A. Stone
P. A. Stone
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Published:
January 01, 1977

Abstract

(Heinselman, 1963, 1970; Hofstetter, 1999), and the Seney region of Mitchigan (Heinselman, 1965). The origin of these features has never been satisfactorily explained, and workers have concentrated on regictlal descriptions rather than on a continental awareness and comparison of these biophysiographic features. The objective of tbis study was to survey similarities and differences between islands in northern and southern regions of the contineht, largely from the .. literature, but also from the. experience of the authors, in the hope of shedding light on their genesis and the factors controlling their development. This study includes a compa~ison of morphology, vegetation, and stratigraphy of the peats underlying the islands. The islands that were investigated here were those located on uniformly deep peats in northern minnesota, the northern Florida Everglades, and the Okefenokee Swamp of Georgia. This study did not consider islands associated with the shallow peats (less than 1.5 CD) or sinkhole peats'in the soufhern Everglades.

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Interdisciplinary Studies of Peat and Coal Origins

P. H. Given
P. H. Given
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A. D. Cohen
A. D. Cohen
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Geological Society of America
Volume
7
ISBN electronic:
9780813759074
Publication date:
January 01, 1977

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