Fate of plant detritus in a European salt marsh dominated by Atriplex portulacoides (L.) Aellen

  title={Fate of plant detritus in a European salt marsh dominated by Atriplex portulacoides (L.) Aellen},
  author={Virginie Bouchard and V{\'e}ronique Cr{\'e}ach and J. C. Lefeuvre and Georges Bertru and Annarita Mariotti},
This paper deals with the organic matter dynamics of a dwarf shrub species, Atriplex portulacoides, which characterizes the majority of ungrazed European salt marshes. These dynamics were investigated by the simultaneous estimation of primary production, litter production, decomposition processes and accumulation of organic matter in sediment. We used harvested biomass techniques and the litter-bag method, as well as more recent techniques such as determination of natural isotopic compositions… CONTINUE READING
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