SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION IN MICRONESIA.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PACIFIC SCIENCE BOARD
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The program of Scientific Investigations in Micronesia, carried out between 1949 and 1966 by the Pacific Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council covered a wide range of scientific research projects in the Pacific Island area. The main emphasis was on the Coral Atoll Program, which used the relatively simple examples of life and features of coral atolls for the study of a tropical ecosystem. Other research, designed to furnish not only fundamental scientific knowledge of the islands but in many cases to assist the naval administrative autorities of the Trust Territory, ranged from anthropological and linguistic studies to biological, public health, nutritional, and land utilization studies. Author