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Primary production of four dominant salt-marsh angiosperms in the SW Netherlands
Groenendijk, A.M. (1984). Primary production of four dominant salt-marsh angiosperms in the SW Netherlands. Vegetatio 57: 143-152
In: Vegetatio. Dr. W. Junk B.V. Publishers: The Hague. ISSN 0042-3106, more

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Keywords
    Primary production; Salt marshes; Halimione portulacoides (L.) Aell. [WoRMS]; Spartina anglica C.E. Hubbard [WoRMS]; Triglochin maritimum Linnaeus [WoRMS]; Brackish water

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  • Groenendijk, A.M.

Abstract
    Results of a one-year evaluation of aboveground production of four dominant salt-marsh angiosperms show a distinctly higher level of production as compared with reported results for similar studies of salt-marsh vegetations in the Netherlands. Net aboveground production estimates based on production of both living and dead matter varied considerably depending on how the data were computed: Spartina anglica : 1,162 to 1,649 g m-2 yr-1; Triglochin maritima: 568 to 783 g m-2 yr-1; Halimione portulacoides: 790 to 1,434 g m-2 yr-1; Elytrigia pungens: 474 to 878 g m-2 yr-1. Aboveground production estimates, using a paired plot method, are also strongly dependent on the computation of the data and ranged for S. anglica from 2,139 to 2,659 g m-2 yr-1 and for E. pungens from 1,416 to 1,787 g m-2 yr-1. Evaluation of the results of the production estimates suggested that the actual aboveground production is best approached using a paired plot method.

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