Changes in gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics of two mangroves and a mangrove associate in response to salinity in the natural environment

Photosynthetic responses of two mangroves and a mangrove associate were investigated in a low salinity site at Beachwood (<12‰) and a high salinity site at Durban Bay (35‰). Measurements were made of CO2 exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence, ion and water relations of Avicennia marina, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and Hibiscus tiliaceus at the two sites. At… CONTINUE READING