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Above- and below-ground biomass, and allometry, of four common northern Australian mangroves

Comley, Bradley W. T. and McGuinness, Keith A. (2005). Above- and below-ground biomass, and allometry, of four common northern Australian mangroves. Australian Journal of Botany,53(5):431-436.

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Title Above- and below-ground biomass, and allometry, of four common northern Australian mangroves
Author Comley, Bradley W. T.
McGuinness, Keith A.
Journal Name Australian Journal of Botany
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 53
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0067-1924   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-25444438697
Start Page 431
End Page 436
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Collingwood
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Field of Research 0607 - Plant Biology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Mangrove forests are an integral part of tropical coastal ecosystems, particularly in northern Australia. In the Northern Territory, studies have determined the extent and species diversity of these associations but little is known of biomass or productivity. We sampled the above- and below-ground biomass of the four most abundant species, Avicennia marina, Bruguiera exaristata, Ceriops australis and Rhizophora stylosa, developed allometric relationships and examined partitioning. Unlike many other studies, we sampled below-ground biomass, which constituted a substantial proportion (0.29-0.57) of the total dry weight. Our results should be valuable in modelling potential changes in carbon allocation resulting from small- and large-scale ecosystem changes.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT04162   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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