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General Technical Report

Title: A system of vegetation classification applied to Hawaii

Author: Buck, Michael G.; Paysen, Timothy E.

Date: 1984

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-76. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 11 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-076

Description: A classification system for use in describing vegetation has been developed for Hawaii. Physiognomic and taxonomic criteria are used for a hierarchical stratification of vegetation in which the system categories are Formation, Subformation, Series, Association, and Phase. The System applies to local resource management activities and serves as a framework for resource assessment reporting as it relates to vegetation. Although developed for Hawaii, the system can be applied to other Pacific islands.

Key Words: vegetation types, plant communities, classification, Hawaii, vegetation classification, tropical forestry, island forestry

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Buck, Michael G.; Paysen, Timothy E.  1984.  A system of vegetation classification applied to Hawaii  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-76. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 11 p.

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