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Nitrogen fertilization enhances water-use efficiency in a saline environment

Martin, Katherine; Bruhn, Dan; Lovelock, Catherine; Feller, Ilka C; Evans, John; Ball, Marilyn

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Effects of salinity and nutrients on carbon gain in relation to water use were studied in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marina, growing along a natural salinity gradient in south-eastern Australia. Tall trees characterized areas of seawater salinities (fringe zone) and stunted trees dominated landward hypersaline areas (scrub zone). Trees were fertilized with nitrogen (+N) or phosphorus (+P) or unfertilized. There was no significant effect of +P on shoot growth, whereas +N enhanced canopy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24630
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2009.02072.x

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