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Nutrient relations of the halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, along a soil salinity gradient

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James H Richards, Lisa A Donovan, and E Joy Schaber, Nutrient relations of the halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, along a soil salinity gradient: .

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Recent water level declines of a saline and alkaline lake (Mono Lake, California, USA) have exposed large areas of former lake bottom substrates that have been sparsely colonized by the halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus. To increase understanding of the interaction of salt and nutrient relations in halophytes we investigated spatial and seasonal patterns of leaf elemental composition and growth for Sarcobatus along an extreme salinity gradient using four sites varying in age since exposure. Soil and groundwater Na and EC increased from non-saline at the site farthest from the Lake to highly saline at the site closest to the Lake. Leaf and stem length growth declined along this same transect. In June, when shoot growth rates [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 11:49:21 CDT 2011

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