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Effects of Phalaris arundinacea and nitrate-N addition on the establishment of wetland plant communities
Author(s): E. K. Green and S. M. Galatowitsch
Journal: Journal of Applied Ecology
Article Topic(s): Restoration,Water,Invasive species,Nutrients
Research Setting(s): Wetland,Agricultural
Species Referenced: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of nitrate on the growth and community composition of wetlands invaded by Phalaris arundinacea. The presence of P. arundinacea negatively affects the native wetland community, whether nitrate is added or not. However, the dominance of P. arundinacea is enhanced by nitrate at inputs common in agricultural landscapes. The authors recommend reducing nitrate loads and no longer using P. arundinacea for soil conservation due to its negative effects on associated wetland communities.
Suggested CitationE. K. Green and S. M. Galatowitsch. "Effects of Phalaris arundinacea and nitrate-N addition on the establishment of wetland plant communities." Journal of Applied Ecology 39.1 (2002): 134-144.