Functional equivalency of saltcedar (Tamarix Chinensis) and fremont cottonwood (Populus fremonth) along a free-flowing river

  title={Functional equivalency of saltcedar (Tamarix Chinensis) and fremont cottonwood (Populus fremonth) along a free-flowing river},
  author={J. Stromberg},
Saltcedar (Tamarix chinensis) reportedly has altered ecosystem function in many riparian areas of the American Southwest. I investigated the functional role of this exotic species relative to native Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) along the free-flowing middle San Pedro River in southern Arizona. Floodplains in this river reach are co-dominated by young stands of saltcedar (<44 yrs old) and Fremont cottonwood (<67 yrs old). Mean values for 22 of 30 soil, geomorphology, and vegetation… Expand

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