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Growth response of six tropical dune plant species to different nutrient regimes

Author(s): T. Valverde, I. Pisanty and E. Rincon

Month: Spr
Year: 1997

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Coastal Research
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Pages: 497-505

Article Topic(s): Fertilizer, Nutrients
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse,Coastal

Species Referenced: Ipomoea pes-caprae (Railroad vine),


Evaluates the effects of different nutrient regimes on the growth of six tropical dune species from beach areas in the Gulf of Mexico. Species included Ipomoea pes-caprae and Schizachyrium scoparium. Plants grown in the nutrient rich medium had greater growth rates than plants grown with no additional nutrients. Plants grown with nutrient pulses had an intermediate response between nutrient poor and rich, although the predictability of nutrient pulses did not affect growth. Plants grown in nutrient-poor media allocated more biomass to roots than above-ground structures.

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T. Valverde, I. Pisanty and E. Rincon. "Growth response of six tropical dune plant species to different nutrient regimes." Journal of Coastal Research 13.2 (1997): 497-505.

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