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Restoration of Former Wetlands Within The Hole-In-The-Donut In Everglades National Park: Project Plan and Specifications.

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Date Issued:
1993
Abstract:
A major site of exotic plant invasion within Everglades National Park is an area of former mesic prairie wetlands now called the "Hole-in-the-Donut." This area (4000 hectares) was intensively farmed for several decades using only crude mechanical soil preparation methods. In the early 1950's the process of rock-plowing was developed which crushes the natural limestone rock, producing a substrate much better suited for crops than the existing substrate. This pedogenesis changed the area from primarily low nutrient, low oxygen (perhaps anaerobic in some circumstances) conditions to higher nutrient, higher oxygen conditions which have been tied to increased susceptibility to exotic invasion.
Title: Restoration of Former Wetlands Within The Hole-In-The-Donut In Everglades National Park: Project Plan and Specifications.
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Name(s): Doren, Robert F.
Whiteaker, Louis D.
Molnar, George
Sylvia,David
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1993
Publisher: Everglades National Park (Agency : U.S.).
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 140 pages
Language(s): English
Abstract: A major site of exotic plant invasion within Everglades National Park is an area of former mesic prairie wetlands now called the "Hole-in-the-Donut." This area (4000 hectares) was intensively farmed for several decades using only crude mechanical soil preparation methods. In the early 1950's the process of rock-plowing was developed which crushes the natural limestone rock, producing a substrate much better suited for crops than the existing substrate. This pedogenesis changed the area from primarily low nutrient, low oxygen (perhaps anaerobic in some circumstances) conditions to higher nutrient, higher oxygen conditions which have been tied to increased susceptibility to exotic invasion.
Identifier: FI06081401 (IID), 1031283 (digitool), fiu:17817 (fedora), AAC2505QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Exotic plants
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
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