||Community Respiration of Decomposing Plants in Oregon Estuarine Marshes.
Gallagher, J. L. ;
Kibby, H. V. ;
Skirvin, K. W. ;
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Delaware Univ., Newark. Coll. of Marine Studies.;National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Plant tissues ;
Biological indicators ;
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||Community respiration rates in air and water were measured as indicators of the decomposition rate of dead plant tissue from nine stands of plants in two Oregon estuarine marshes. Respiration rates were low and relatively constant from November to February; during warmer periods several patterns emerged. The highest respiration rates for the most and least active communities differed up to one order of magnitude. The moisture, nitrogen, and crude fibre content, as well as plant shoot and canopy structure, appeared to be important determinants of the respiration rate. Comparisons of aerial and aquatic respiration rates for a single date may be useful for determining the recent moisture history of the tissue. Rates of dead plant community respiration in Pacific North-west marshes equalled and, in one case, exceeded those in the Atlantic South-east. (Copyright (c) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 1984.)
||Prepared in cooperation with Delaware Univ., Newark. Coll. of Marine Studies.
||Pub. in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 18, p421-431 Apr 84.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Community Respiration of Decomposing Plants in Oregon Estuarine Marshes.
|PUB Date Free Form
||8A; 6A; 47D; 57B
||Not available NTIS