Modeling Growth, Carbon Allocation and Nutrient Budgets of Phragmites australis in Lake Burullus, Egypt

@article{Eid2010ModelingGC,
  title={Modeling Growth, Carbon Allocation and Nutrient Budgets of Phragmites australis in Lake Burullus, Egypt},
  author={Ebrahem M Eid and Kamal H. Shaltout and Yassin M. Al-Sodany and Karline Soetaert and Kai Jensen},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={240-251}
}
Phragmites australis is the major component of reed stands covering some 8200 ha along the shores of Lake Burullus (Egypt). We applied a published temperate zone reed model to assess growth and cycling of C and nutrients among the various organs of P. australis in this sub-tropical lake. We aim to quantify the role of reed stands for the C balance and nutrients cycling in the south Mediterranean wetland. Above-ground biomass was 3.5 times higher than the below-ground biomass. Root biomass… CONTINUE READING