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Abstract Robert Harding Whittaker submitted this thesis, entitled "A Vegetation Analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains" on August 4, 1948 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at the University of Illinois-Urbana. In it, he analyzes the structures and patterning of plant communities in a region largely untouched by human interruptions: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whittaker focuses on a new analytical approach to the ecological study...
Dates: 1948 August 4