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Intense storms and the delivery of materials that relieve nutrient limitations in mangroves of an arid zone estuary

Lovelock, Catherine; Feller, Ilka C; Adame, Maria Fernanda; Reef, Ruth; Penrose, Helen M; Wei, Lili; Ball, Marilyn

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Tropical cyclones can be devastating to ecosystems, but they can also result in pulses of fresh water and sediments delivered in floodwaters to the coastal zone. In the arid zone the pulses provided by cyclones may be particularly important for the maintenance of productivity. We examined the impacts of Cyclone Pancho on growth and nutrient limitations to growth in mangroves on the arid coast of Western Australia. We found that growth of trees was enhanced after the cyclone, more than doubling...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68867
Source: Functional Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1071/FP11027

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