Fog in the California redwood forest: ecosystem inputs and use by plants

  title={Fog in the California redwood forest: ecosystem inputs and use by plants},
  author={Todd E. Dawson},
  • T. Dawson
  • Published 1 December 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Oecologia
Abstract Fog has been viewed as an important source of moisture in many coastal ecosystems, yet its importance for the plants which inhabit these ecosystems is virtually unknown. Here, I report the results of a 3-year investigation of fog inputs and the use of fog water by plants inhabiting the heavily fog inundated coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests of northern California. During the study period, 34%, on average, of the annual hydrologic input was from fog drip off the redwood… 

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