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The Role of Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) in the Revegetation of Iron-Mine Tailings in Northern New York
Author(s): Y. D. Choi and M. K. Wali
Journal: Restoration Ecology
Article Topic(s): Restoration,Succession
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),
AbstractIntroduction of Panicum virigatum on mine tailings in the Adirondack region was found to increase soil organic matter, raise soil pH, increased cation exchange capacity and increase nutrient (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) concentrations. Recruitment of pioneer species was also improved.
Suggested CitationY. D. Choi and M. K. Wali. "The Role of Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) in the Revegetation of Iron-Mine Tailings in Northern New York." Restoration Ecology 3.2 (1995): 123-132.