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A comparison of the functional traits of Common reed (Phragmites australis) in Northern China: Aquatic vs. terrestrial ecotypes
(Public Library of Science, 2014)
Common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.) is distributed widely throughout the world with various ecotypes. This research compares the functional traits and biomass allocation patterns of two contrasting ...
Different pioneer plant species select specific rhizosphere bacterial communities in a high mountain environment
The rhizobacterial communities of 29 pioneer plants belonging to 12 species were investigated in an alpine ecosystem to assess if plants from different species could select for specific rhizobacterial communities. Rhizospheres ...
Pot experiments with woody species – a review
(Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option A, 2014)
Pot experiments, as a complement to field measurements, allow the investigation of plants under controlled conditions without distracting effects of heterogeneous environmental factors. Due to the longevity and larger ...
The effect of flooding on carbon and nutrient standing stocks of helophyte biomass in rewetted fens
(Springer Verlag (Germany), 2011)
Development scenarios on Hetao Irrigation area (China): A qualitative analysis from social, economic and ecological perspectives
Lakes are threatened ecosystems in drylands of Central Asia. The Wuliangsuhai Lake (‘‘W-Lake’’) is a case in point. Located in the Hetao Irrigation Area (‘‘HIA’’), W-Lake is a rare multifunctional inland lake in arid North ...
Structure and wood biomass of near-natural floodplain forests along the Central Asian rivers Tarim and Amu Darya
(Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option A, 2011)
In the Central Asian deserts, the floodplains along the large river systems like the Amu Darya, Syr Darya and Tarim harbour the highest biodiversity and provide a wide range of ecosystem services for men in those regions. ...
How helophytes influence the phosphorus cycle in degradedinundated peat soils – Implications for fen restoration
When severely degraded fens are rewetted, they often become shallow lakes with an average water depthof less than 1 m. The additional high nutrient availability in highly decomposed peat soils of these newlyformed ecosystems ...