Island Profiles of Many Marshall Island Atoll Islets

A leeward (western) atoll islet, showing traditional land use patterns (above).

A modern plantation pattern of a leeward atoll islet. Taro patches and breadfruit are no longer maintained. Instead, islanders have planted coconut palms, from which they produce copra to sell.


Illustrations by Dr. Dirk Spennemann

What is an Atoll?

Agroforestry (man made forests) information here

Main plants