UCB Moorea Class: Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands
Distribution and habitat features of the sedge Kyllinga nemoralis on the Polynesian island of Mo'orea
- Author(s): Johnson Sullivan, Christina
- et al.
This study focuses on the current distribution and habitat preferences of the sedge Kyllinga nemoralis. It is a weed on Mo'orea but an invasive to other islands of hte Pacific. Annual precipitation, temperature, water availability, soil moisture, soil type, canopy cover and elevation are shown to influence the distribution of this species. A minor transplant study affirms its preference of full sun locations to those with low light due to canopy cover.