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The specific objectives of this project were to (1) map the distribution in Maine of eccentric bogs; (2) map the surface physical features and vegetation of a large sample of Maine's eccentric bogs; (3) determine for these bogs the vascular plant, bryophyte, and lichen flora; types and structure of vegetation; peat interstitial water chemistry; relationships between vegetation-flora and water chemistry; subsurface features relating to origins and development; and (4) evaluate the bogs for their unique and exemplary characteristics an d recommend certain of them to the Maine Critica l Areas Program for designation as Critical Areas.

Document Type

Article

ISSN

0734-9556

Volume

146

Publication Date

8-1-1991

Publisher

Maine Agricultural Experiment Station

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Keywords

botany, bogs, wetlands

Disciplines

Botany

TB146: The Eccentric Bogs of Maine: A Rare Wetland Type in the United States

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