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Fine root productivity varies along nitrogen and phosphorus gradients in high-rainfall mangrove forests of Micronesia

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Cormier, N., Twilley, R.R., Ewel, K.C., and Krauss, K.W., 2015, Fine root productivity varies along nitrogen and phosphorus gradients in high-rainfall mangrove forests of Micronesia: Hydrobiologia, v. 750, no. 1, p. 69-87. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-015-2178-4)

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Belowground biomass is thought to account for much of the total biomass in mangrove forests and may be related to soil fertility. The Yela River and the Sapwalap River, Federated States of Micronesia, contain a natural soil resource gradient defined by total phosphorus (P) density ranging from 0.05 to 0.42 mg cm−3 in different hydrogeomorphic settings. We used this fertility gradient to test the hypothesis that edaphic conditions constrain mangrove productivity through differential allocation of biomass to belowground roots. We removed sequential cores and implanted root ingrowth bags to measure in situ biomass and productivity, respectively. Belowground root biomass values ranged among sites from 0.448 ± 0.096 to 2.641 ± 0.534 kg [...]

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