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Differential nitrogen and phosphorus retention by five wetland plant species
Author(s): J. T. Kao, J. E. Titus and W. X. Zhu
Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Nutrients, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Wetland
AbstractExamines the role of five individual plant species in filtering and controlling nitrogen and phosphorous in riparian streams. Sparganium americanum and Juncus effusus were among the plants evaluated; the five species showed differential accumulation and release of nitrogen and phosphorous. This differential accumulation may influence the overall potential of a wetland to retain nutrients from agricultural runoff.
Suggested CitationJ. T. Kao, J. E. Titus and W. X. Zhu. "Differential nitrogen and phosphorus retention by five wetland plant species." Wetlands 23.4 (2003): 979-987.