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Flood and salinity stress of wetland woody species, buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) and swamp Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora)
Author(s): J. K. McCarron, K. W. McLeod and W. H. Conner
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Climate change,Stress,Water
Research Setting(s): Coastal,Wetland
Species Referenced: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Common buttonbush),
AbstractResearches effects of flooding and increased salinity on Cephalanthus occidentalis to simulate sea-level rise and increased hurricane storm surges. Increasing salinity slightly did not affect C. occidentalis, but large increases in salinity negatively affected C. occidentalis. This species was more susceptible to flooding with saline water than watering with saline water. Cephalanthus occidentalis was somewhat tolerant of salinity and flooding but would likely not survive long-term exposure to high levels of salinity.
Suggested CitationJ. K. McCarron, K. W. McLeod and W. H. Conner. "Flood and salinity stress of wetland woody species, buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) and swamp Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora)." Wetlands 18.2 (1998): 165-175.