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Comparison of six biologic indicators of hydrology and the landward extent of hydric soils in west-central Florida, USA cypress domes

Author(s): D. W. Carr, D. A. Leeper, T. F. Rochow

Month: Dec
Year: 2006

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Wetlands
Volume: 26
Issue: 4
Pages: 1012-1019

Article Topic(s): Water
Research Setting(s): Wetland

Species Referenced: Lyonia lucida (Shining fetterbush),

Abstract

The ability of six biological indicators to predict historic water levels and hydric soils in Taxodium ascendens wetlands (cypress domes) were tested. Moss collars and buttress swelling were associated with high water levels that were inundated 2-3% of the time. Elevation of Lyonia lucida root crown bases, ground elevations of the lowest Serenoa repens plant, uppermost adventitious roots of Hypericum fasciculatum and ground elevation of the T. ascendens nearest dry soils indicated where water levels resided 13-29% of the time. Hydric soils were inundated 38% of the time.

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D. W. Carr, D. A. Leeper and T. F. Rochow. "Comparison of six biologic indicators of hydrology and the landward extent of hydric soils in west-central Florida, USA cypress domes." Wetlands 26.4 (2006): 1012-1019.

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