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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 1 Coastal Ecosystems & Florida Coastal Ecosystems & Florida Forests Forests
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Soil Characteristics Soil Characteristics Soil - provides trees mineral - fragments from eroded bedrock organic material - decaying wastes of organisms (humus – O layer) 09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 2
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Characteristics of Vegetation Characteristics of Vegetation deciduous trees - loose leaves 1/yr. Evergreen – conifers, cone-bearing adapted to harsh conditions (temperature extremes, dry, low nutrient soils) competition in forests for light, ground space, nutrients, water 09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 3
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Sandhill Community Sandhill Community Community in the coastal plain of North America This dry climate fire -maintained ecosystem features very short fire return intervals, one to five years. Without fire, sandhills undergo ecological succession and become more oak dominated. 09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 4
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 5 High Pine High Pine Longleaf pine with a ground cover of grasses interspersed with deciduous oaks ; sandy, well drained soil in upland areas; maintained by periodic fires;
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 6 High Pine High Pine
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 8 predominant natural ecosystem in northern areas of the state Typical vertebrates include fox squirrel, pocket gopher, gopher tortoise, & red cockaded woodpecker
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 9 Pine Rockland Pine Rockland (Rocky Pineland) (Rocky Pineland) Open canopy of slash pine growing on raised outcrops of limestone; found only in south FL; under story contains a mixture of tropical & temperate shrubs , palms, coontie, saw palmetto & grasses.
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 10 Pine Rockland Pine Rockland
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 11 Coontie
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course ENV 1009 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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