Soil water retention and carbon pools in tropical forested wetlands and marshes of the Gulf of Mexico

@article{CamposC2011SoilWR,
  title={Soil water retention and carbon pools in tropical forested wetlands and marshes of the Gulf of Mexico},
  author={Adolfo Campos C. and Mar{\'i}a Elizabeth Hern{\'a}ndez and Patricia Moreno‐Casasola and Eduardo Cejudo Espinosa and Alezandra Robledo R. and Dulce Infante Mata},
  journal={Hydrological Sciences Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={1388 - 1406}
}
Abstract The ability of marshes and forested wetlands to provide environmental services (water retention in soil and carbon storage) was evaluated at three locations along the coast of Veracruz, Mexico. Hydro-periods were obtained for the different vegetation communities of marshes and forested wetlands. Total organic carbon contents were 26.2% in Pachira swamp, 23.1% in Ficus swamp and 11.2% in marsh soils. The largest values of hydraulically active pore space were observed for marshes (0.79… 

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