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Growth, Decomposition, and Nutrient Retention of Sawgrass and Cattail in the Everglades.

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Date Issued:
1990-10
Summary:
This study estimates phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) gains and losses during the growth, death, and two years of decomposition of sawgrass and cattail along a gradient of surface water nutrient concentrations in Water Conservation Area 2A. Annual rates of P and N allocation to growing leaves, nutrient loss through translocation and/or leaching from dying leaves and retention in dead leaves all increased with soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) and nitrate enrichment in surface water. Rates of each of these processes were accelerated in cattail in comparison to sawgrass.
Title: Growth, Decomposition, and Nutrient Retention of Sawgrass and Cattail in the Everglades.
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Name(s): Davis, Steven M.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1990-10
Publisher: Environmental Sciences Division, Research and Evaluation Dept., South Florida Water Management District
Place of Publication: West Palm Beach (Fla.)
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 38 pages
Language(s): English
Summary: This study estimates phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) gains and losses during the growth, death, and two years of decomposition of sawgrass and cattail along a gradient of surface water nutrient concentrations in Water Conservation Area 2A. Annual rates of P and N allocation to growing leaves, nutrient loss through translocation and/or leaching from dying leaves and retention in dead leaves all increased with soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) and nitrate enrichment in surface water. Rates of each of these processes were accelerated in cattail in comparison to sawgrass.
Identifier: FI05101394 (IID), 1015964 (digitool), fiu:10924 (fedora), AAB9593QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2005. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2005, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Swamp ecology -- Florida -- Everglades.
Biodegradation.
Biogeochemical cycles.
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
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Host Institution: FIU