Thesis Title

Modern Pollen Spectra in Pond Sediments in Southwest Missouri and Its Relationship to the Contiguous Forests

Author

Dona Pray Key

Date of Graduation

Spring 1981

Degree

Master of Science in Biology

Department

Biology

Committee Chair

Wally Weber

Subject Categories

Biology

Abstract

Five pond sediments in southwest Missouri were sampled and analyzed for pollen content. The contiguous forest was sampled by the quarter method and the resulting values were compared on the basis of percent basal area of the tree species in the forest to the percent aboreal pollen recovered in the sediments, the coefficient of community and the percentage similarity. The results of this study indicate that there is an existing relationship between the pollen spectra in small pond sediments and the woody vegetation which surrounds it.

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