Clarkson, B.D. & Clarkson, B.R. (2010). Pattern and process of vegetation change (succession) in recent volcanic landscapes of New Zealand and Hawaii. In Proceedings of the international symposium “Plants and Volcanoes”, Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences, Fuji-Yoshida September 9-11th, 2010. 60pp.
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Volcanic activity (including lava flows, debris flows and tephra eruptions) is a regular feature of many landscapes of the North Island of New Zealand and the Hawaiian archipelago. Over the last 35 years, we have been using a combination of the chronosequence and direct monitoring methodologies (Clarkson 1998; Walker et al. 2010) to research the pattern and process of vegetation change (succession) in these landscapes. The following account summarizes pattern and process from our main study sites: Whakaari (White Island), Rangitoto Island, Mt Tarawera, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Ruapehu, and Mt Taranaki in New Zealand and Mauna Loa in Hawaii. The main focus of this account is forest development following significant eruptions.
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