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RESEARCH LITERATURE

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Plant decomposition and litter accumulation in depressional wetlands: Functional performance of two wetland age classes that were created via excavation

Author(s): R. B. Atkinson and J. Cairns

Month: Sep
Year: 2001

Journal: Wetlands
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Pages: 354-362

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

Species Referenced: Scirpus cyperinus (Woolgrass),

Abstract

The role of plant decomposition and litter accumulation were evaluated in created wetlands. Shallow facultative wetlands were dominated by Scirpus cyperinus, which exhibited slower decomposition than Typha latifolia. Decomposition functions are still developing in these wetlands, even 20 years after creation.

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R. B. Atkinson and J. Cairns. "Plant decomposition and litter accumulation in depressional wetlands: Functional performance of two wetland age classes that were created via excavation." Wetlands 21.3 (2001): 354-362.

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