Nutrient partitioning and storage in arid-zone forests of the mangroves Rhizophora stylosa and Avicenniamarina

  title={Nutrient partitioning and storage in arid-zone forests of the mangroves Rhizophora stylosa and Avicenniamarina},
  author={Daniel M. Alongi and Barry F. Clough and Paul Dixon and Frank Tirendi},
Abstract. Mangrove partitioning and storage of macronutrients and trace metals were examined in different arid coastal settings of Western Australia. Total living biomass in three Rhizophorastylosa forests, which ranged from 233 to 289 t DW ha–1, was significantly greater than biomass in three Avicenniamarina forests (range: 79–155 t DW ha–1). Although prop roots and stems were the largest single tree components for R.stylosa and A.marina, respectively, most nutrients were stored in leaves and… 

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