Geological events influencing Natural Vegetation in Trinidad

Paul L. Comeau


On several occasions, I have listened to talks given by geologists about events pertaining to Trinidad, and have always ended up being confused by the jargon theJ'_ employ in their presentation. It may be meaningful to their colleagues but to the average layperson it can be very confusing. This article, therefore, is an attempt to describe the geological history of Trinidad and the development of its natural vegetation in a manner that I hope will bridge the gap that often exists between the scientific community and the public when dealing with socalled "scientific material" . I trust my effort will prove successful.

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