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(148) Rayner, D.A. and W.T. Batson. 1976. Maritime closed dunes vegetation in South Carolina. Castanea, 41:58-70.

Five South Carolina islands and one mainland location were sampled for closed dune vegetation. Using transect and quadrat methods on the islands data was collected on vegetation type and vegetation community.

(149) Rodgers, J.C. III. 1999. The effects of human disturbance on alien plant distributions and primary dune vegetation of the Georgia Sea Islands. PhD Dissertation (Abstract), University of Georgia, Athens.

Vegetation was compared between two developed and two undeveloped Georgia barrier islands. Human disturbance was found to have a significant effect on the distribution of alien plant species.

(150) Ruckdeschel, C. and C.R. Shoop. 1987. Aspects of Wood Stork nesting ecology on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Oriole, 52:21-27.

Wood stork nesting was documented and observed between the years 1985 and 1987 on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Data is provided on nesting behavior and nesting success.

(151) Schacher, W.H. and M.R. Pelton. 1979. The mammals of Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Proceedings South Carolina Endangered Species Symposium, 1(1976):184-195.

This study identifies species of mammals that were trapped or observed between June 1974 and May 1975 among the various habitats of Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

(152) Sharp, H.F. Jr. 1967. Food Ecology of the Rice Rat, Oryzomys palustris (Harlan), in a Georgia Salt Marsh. Journal of Mammalogy, 48:557-563.

Diets of rice rats collected from Georgia saltmarshes were compared with laboratory reared animals to examine what portion of their diet was composed of animal food and what portion was composed of plant food. The study found a dominance of animal food in rats collected in the summer and fall. Conclusions indicate that rice rats serve as carnivores in saltmarsh ecosystems during the summer season.

(153) Shepherd, P., T. Crockett, T.L. De Santo and K.L. Bildstein. 1991. The Impact of Hurricane Hugo on the Breeding Ecology of Wading Birds at Pumpkinseed Island, Hobcaw Barony, South Carolina. Colonial Waterbirds, 14:150-157.


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