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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Organic matter retention by macrophyte beds in 2 southeastern USA, low-gradient, headwater streams

Author(s): P. Koetsier and J. V. McArthur

Month: Dec
Year: 2000

Journal: Journal of the North American Benthological Society
Volume: 19
Issue: 4
Pages: 633-647

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

Species Referenced: Sparganium americanum (American bur-reed),

Abstract

Examines how macrophyte stream beds dominated by Sparganium americanum retain and store particulate organic matter. Macrophyte beds play a major role in retaining particulate organic matter. The amount of organic matter retained depends on the macrophyte bed density, surface coverage, and timing of leaf fall.

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P. Koetsier and J. V. McArthur. "Organic matter retention by macrophyte beds in 2 southeastern USA, low-gradient, headwater streams." Journal of the North American Benthological Society 19.4 (2000): 633-647.

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