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Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.)
First Committee Member
Ernest P. Edwards
Second Committee Member
James R. Thompson
Mt. Tamalpais, 2571 feet in elevation, is found eighteen miles north of San Francisco in southern Marin County (see Plate 1). Despite its close proximity to a world port and metropolis, its slopes still display a wildness and natural beauty that have remained relatively unaltered as compared with other areas of the Bay Region and demonstrates ready accessibility to detailed ecological study.
The study began during the spring of 1963 when plant specimens were first collected. After a period of reconnaissance and mapping of the vegetation, quantitative samples were taken in the study area in hopes that relationships could be established between plant communities and environmental factors.
Corson, George Edwin Jr.. (1964). Ecology of the Sclerophyllous plants of Mount Tamalpais. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1558