Abiotic Factors Governing the Establishment and Expansion of Two Salt Marsh Plants in the Yangtze Estuary, China

@article{Schwarz2011AbioticFG,
  title={Abiotic Factors Governing the Establishment and Expansion of Two Salt Marsh Plants in the Yangtze Estuary, China},
  author={Christian Schwarz and Tom Ysebaert and Zhenchang Zhu and Liquan Zhang and Tjeerd J. Bouma and Peter M. J. Herman},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={1011-1021}
}
The survival and establishment of salt marsh plant species is mainly driven by abiotic parameters. These factors can also significantly affect the outcome of competitive interactions between plant species. In this study we identify the effect of abiotic factors such as waves, currents, and sediment properties on plant establishment and development in the pioneer zone at Chongming Island, Yangtze estuary. Different propagules (seedlings, rhizome fragments, complete tussocks) of the species… CONTINUE READING

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