60. Carson, J. L. and R. M. Brown, Jr. 1976.
The correlation of soil algae, airborne algae, and fern spores
with meteorological conditions on the island of Hawaii. Pacific
Correlations of the generic diversity of
soil and airborne algae with altitude on the island of Hawaii
are noted. Distribution of the soil algae was determined by culturing
an aqueous soil extract from designated altitudes on agarized
inorganic growth media. Distribution of airborne algae and fern
spores was determined by investigations of viable particulate
impactions on the surface of agarized inorganic growth media identical
to that used in culturing the soil samples. Little correlation
occurs between the generic diversity of the airborne and soil
algae at corresponding altitudes, which suggests a cosmopolitan
mixing of airborne propagules that have been released from different
altitudes. However, striking relationships were noted in the
quantitative determinations of airborne green and blue-green algae
and of fern spore impactions with the varying meteorological conditions
of rain, fog-mist, and clear, sunny conditions accompanying the
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