Ecological Studies of the Sunken Forest,
Fire Island National Seashore, New York

NPS Scientific Monograph No. 7
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Research for this book was supported by the Fire Island National Seashore and the National Park Service. A portion of the research was carried out while I held guest and technical collaborator appointments at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y. Field equipment, data processing, and manuscript preparation support were provided by Brookhaven National Laboratory, Yale University, and Williams College.

I would like to thank the U.S. Coast Guard, Fire Island Station, for making available to me their meteorologic data; the U.S. Geologic Survey for data from the Sailors Haven well core; Bernard Bormann and Paul Bernacki for assistance in excavating root systems; Karl K. Turekian, Yale University, for use of analytical instruments in the early stages of this research; Wilbur H. Duncan of the University of Georgia, Richard Stalter of St. Johns University, Jamaica, New York, and Douglas A. Rayner of the University of South Carolina for unpublished data concerning coastal species distributions in Georgia and South Carolina; Thomas G. Siccama, Yale University for aid in data processing; Roy A. Norton of D. L. Dindal's Laboratory at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, for taxonomy of soil isopods; and Walter Oakley of the National Park Service for his continual hospitality and friendship at Fire Island.

Finally, I would like to thank F. Herbert Bormann, George M. Woodwell, and Garth K. Voigt of Yale University for their guidance, aid, and encouragement.


July 1974

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