O S T E L S I A
If you would like to read more on the wonders of Postelsia,
the following list should provide you with a good start:
Blanchette, C. (1996) Seasonal patterns of disturbance influence
recruitment of the sea palm, Postelsia palmaeformis. J. Exp. Mar.
Biol. Ecol. 197: 1-14
Coyer, J. (1997) Genetic variability and spatial separation in
the sea palm Postelsia palmaeformis. J. Phyco. 33: 561-568
Dayton, P. (1973) Dispersion, dispersal, and persistance of the annual intertida
alga, Postelsia palmaeformis Ruprecht. Ecology 54: 433-438
Holbrook, M., Denny, M., Koehl, M. (1991) Intertidal "trees": consequences
aggregation on the mechanical and photosynthtic properties of sea-palms.
J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 146: 39-67
Kalvass, P. (1994) The effect of different harvest methods on sea palm sporophyll
growth. Calif. Fish and Game 80: 57-67
Leigh, E., Paine, R., Quinn, J., Suchanek, T. (1987) Wave energy and intertidal
productivity. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 84: 1314-1318
Paine, R. (1979) Disaster, catastrophe, and local persistance of the sea palm.
Science 205: 685-686
Paine, R. (1988) Habitat suitability and local population persistance of the
sea palm, Postelsia palmaeformis. Ecology 69:1787-1794
Other sites with curious sea palm info...
The Mendicino Sea Vegetable
Company provides a list of recipies incorporating sea palm blades.
many thanks to all my friends who contributed love and insiration to this project
to jessica for sharing my excitement in finding my first palm... to sharon
for enjoying the pleasures of botany with me and for her gift of a photograph...
to monica for her understanding, great company, and wonderful lunches... to
freya for introducing me to soberanes point... to lance for explaining to me
the curious world of PCs... to whitney for helping to revise all of these thoughts
and sharing her computer when it was desperately needed... to the folks in
my botany class for appreciating my love of sea palms and to my housemates
on 7th street for entertaining this excitement... to deb for her patience in
exploring the intertidal with me... and to connor, phycologist extrordinaire
copyright 1999 sarah oehm
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