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Nutrient availability and plant species composition of rich fens in the dune complex at Dooaghtry, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Beltman, B.; Kooijman, A.M.; Ellers, J.; Oosterbeek, B.J. (1992). Nutrient availability and plant species composition of rich fens in the dune complex at Dooaghtry, Co. Mayo, Ireland, in: Carter, R.W.G. et al. (Ed.) Coastal dunes: geomorphology, ecology and management for conservation: Proceedings of the 3rd European Dune Congress Galway, Ireland, 17-21 June 1992. pp. 283-296
In: Carter, R.W.G. et al. (Ed.) (1992). Coastal dunes: geomorphology, ecology and management for conservation: Proceedings of the 3rd European Dune Congress Galway, Ireland, 17-21 June 1992. A.A. Balkema [etc.]: Rotterdam. ISBN 90-5410-058-3. 533 pp., more

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  • Beltman, B.
  • Kooijman, A.M.
  • Ellers, J.
  • Oosterbeek, B.J.

Abstract
    The difference in phanerogams and bryophyte species composition between the three fen sites in the dunes of Dooaghtry, Co. Mayo Ireland indicates less eutrophic conditions in the D-marsh than in the QL-marsh or in the D-plain. Similar differences are measured in nutrient content of the soil and in the biomass. The phosphorus concentration shows significant differences, but not in nitrogen or potassium. No differences in external sources of nutrients or in mineralization were found to explain the differences in vegetation between the sites. Historical reasons or differences in the way phosphorus is bound to soil particles (internal eutrophication) might form the explanation.

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