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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

Month: Feb
Year: 2002

Journal: Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume: 39
Issue: 1
Pages: 134-144

Article Topic(s): Restoration,Water,Invasive species,Nutrients
Research Setting(s): Wetland,Agricultural

Species Referenced: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed),

Abstract

Evaluates 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 Citation

E. 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.

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