Miami has 100s of acres of beautiful Natural Areas which lend themselves to research projects! (Quicktime movie~4 mb). On the same walk, I spotted my first garter snake of the spring! In another 1 mb quicktime movie, a pair of mallard ducks lands in Harkers Run in Bachelor Woods
I. What is an epiphyte?
A. Distinguishing features
II. Epiphytes and their friends
III. Epiphytes and ecology
A. Forest nutrients
C. Pollination and seed dispersal
IV. Epiphytes and you
A. Forest conservation
B. Commercial value
D. Epiphytes as indicators
Hietz, P. (1999,November). Diversity and conservation of epiphytes in a changing environment. Presented at the International Conference on Biodivesity and Bioresources: Conservation and Utilization, Phuket, Thailand.
Stancato, G.C., Mazzafera, P., Buckeridge, M.S. (2001). Effect of a drought period on the mobilisation of non-structural carbohydrates, photosynthetic efficiency and water status in an epiphytic orchid. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 39:11, p. 1009-1016
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