Root growth

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  • Authors: Baker, Terrell T. III; Conner, William H.; Lockaby, B. Graeme; Stanturf, John A.
  • Publication Year: 2000
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: In: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-38. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 42-43.

Abstract

While vegetation dynamics of forested floodplains have received considerable attention (Megonigal and others 1997, Mitch and Gosselink 1993), the highly dynamic fine root component of these ecosystems has been primarily ignored. Characterizing fine root growth is a challenging endeavor in any system, but the difficulties are particularly evident in forested floodplains where frequent hydrologic changes may directly influence fine root growth.

  • Citation: Baker, Terrell T., III; Conner, William H.; Lockaby, B. Graeme; Burke, Marianne K.; Stanturf, John A. 2000. Root growth. In: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-38. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 42-43.
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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