A Vegetation Analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains

TitleA Vegetation Analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains
Publication TypeThesis/Dissertation
Year of Publication1948
AuthorsWhittaker, Robert Harding
Academic DepartmentZoology
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Date PublishedAugust 4
UniversityUniversity of Illinois
Place PublishedUrbana, IL
Thesis TypePhD dissertation
SubjectsEcology, Flora -- Classification and description

This dissertation analyzes the structures and patterning of plant communities using a new analytical approach that incorporates the influences of major gradients of elevation and topography. The document includes numerous charts, data tables, and graphs depicting the variations of tree, shrub, and herb species at different moisture levels and elevations.


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