The Ohio Journal of Science
Continual sand deposition on the Lake Erie shore, adjacent to the mouth of the Grand River, has led to the formation of a developing sand dune community and through the years a successional pattern of plant growth. An analysis was made of the general plant composition of the area by means of four transects directed from the bare beach inland. Definite zonation of specific plant species was present throughout the community in parallel formation. Named for the dominant plant types they contained, the major stages were: dune grass, poplar, aspen, and oak.
Original Publication Citation
Marshall, H.G. (1965). The annual distribution and stratification of phyto-plankton at Aurora Lake, Portage County, Ohio. Ohio J Sci, 65((4)), 190-202.
Marshall, Harold G., "Succession in a Dune Community at Mentor Headlands, Ohio" (1955). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 94.