vegetation

Raw data of vegetation observations on Saba

Raw data of vegetation observations. Information includes: species (family, genus), habitat,edibility, toxcicity, medicinality, etc.

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Date
2005
Data type
Raw data
Theme
Research and monitoring
Tags
Geographic location
Saba

The impact of feral goat herbivory on the vegetation of Bonaire

Feral goats (Capra hircus) are introduced but very successful herbivores found in areas all over the Caribbean island Bonaire. Within the Washington-Slagbaai national park, STINAPA is currently taking measures in order to control the goat population. Research was requested to provide a scientific background on the impact of feral goats in the park. This field experiment included the analysis of 13 areas where goats had been excluded for a period of 8 years. This study revealed the negative impact of feral goats on the vegetation of the Washington-Slagbaai national park. Recovery of the vegetation in the exclosures was found to be significantly higher in comparison with areas accessible for goats. Vegetation rejuvenation within the exclosures increased dramatically for tree species such as Capparis odoratissima, Randia aculeata and Guaiacum officinale. Direct and indirect positive relations with goat presence were observed for Opuntia wentiana and Croton flavens.

Date
2015
Data type
Other resources
Theme
Research and monitoring
Geographic location
Bonaire
Author

Vegetation map of Saba

A semi-detailed landscape-based vegetation map (scale: 1: 37,500) is presented for the 21 km2 Lesser Antillean island of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Caribbean. The principal lower sections of the island possesses a tropical savannah climate according to the KOPPEN (1931) classification system, and the documented flora amounts to 505 species. Color aerial photographs (1: 8,000) taken in 1991 were used to produce the map. A total of 84 vegetation sample plots were analyzed using a stratified random sampling design and TWINSPAN cluster analysis.A total of 13 semi-natural vegetation types and 16 different sublandscape types were distinguished based on different mixes and expressions of the component vegetation types.

Date
2014
Data type
Maps and Charts
Theme
Research and monitoring
Tags
Geographic location
Saba

Vegetation map of St. Eustatius

A semi-detailed landscape-based vegetation map (GIS; scale: 1: 37,500) is presented for the 21 km2 Lesser Antillean island of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Caribbean. The principal lower sections of the island possesses a tropical savannah climate according to the KOPPEN (1931) classification system, and the documented flora amounts to 505 species. Color aerial photographs (1: 8,000) taken in 1991 were used to produce the map. A total of 84 vegetation sample plots were analyzed using a stratified random sampling design and TWINSPAN cluster analysis.A total of 13 semi-natural vegetation types and 16 different sublandscape types were distinguished based on different mixes and expressions of the component vegetation types.

Date
1991
Data type
Maps and Charts
Theme
Research and monitoring
Tags
Geographic location
St. Eustatius