Bermuda: Island Paradise, Ecological Disaster

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Abstract:

Exploitation, escape of introduced exotic species, and insect epidemics have combined to cause the loss of valued Juniperus bermudiana stands on the Atlantic islands. The inability to reestablish stands of the internationally classified endangered species because of social constraints has also altered the island biome. Taxonomic confusion, the symbiotic role of earthworms and "cedars," and the calciphilous nature of junipers are discussed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, Arthur Temple College of Forestry, Stephen F Austin State University, PO Box 6109, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6109

Publication date: November 1, 1998

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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