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An Investigation of the Plant Ecology of the Hawaan Forest, Natal, using an Ordination Technique

E. J. Moll
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 1 | a1524 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i1.1524 | © 1969 E. J. Moll | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 November 1969 | Published: 14 November 1969

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Abstract

An account of the forest ecology using a slightly modified Wisconsin ordination technique (Bray & Curtis, 1957) is given. The river-facing slope is considered preclimax, and the sea-facing slope subclimax, to the climax forest on the flat land. In addition, a secondary element, resulting either from recent disturbance or, possibly, from recently drier environmental conditions, is shown to be present in the climax forest.


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