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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

Month: Dec
Year: 2003

Journal: Wetlands
Volume: 23
Issue: 4
Pages: 979-987

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Nutrients, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Wetland

Species Referenced: Juncus effusus (Common rush), Scirpus cyperinus (Woolgrass),

Abstract

Examines 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 Citation

J. 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.

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