Wetlands Ecol Manage https://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-018-9609-8 ORIGINAL PAPER Spatial explicit distribution of individual ﬁne root biomass of Rhizophora mangle L. (Red Mangrove) in South Florida . . . . . Jan F. Wilkens Franka Huth Uta Berger Donna Devlin Felix Popow Sven Wagner Received: 10 April 2017 / Accepted: 21 April 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Fine roots are of major importance for on distance function and tree height (Model 1, belowground processes in mangrove ecosystems. R ¼ 0:77, p value B 0.001), and the second on prop Little is known about individual mangrove root root density (Model 2, R ¼ 0:56, p value B 0.001). systems, particularly the ﬁne root component. We Besides the aforementioned ﬁxed effects, the results of measured ﬁne root biomass distribution of solitary both models indicated random, site-speciﬁc variation standing Rhizophora mangle L. individuals with the with regards to ﬁne root biomass distribution. Never- dual aim of (a) deepening our understanding of the theless, we were able to explain individual ﬁne root belowground ecology and allometric relations of this biomass distribution with reference to aboveground species; and (b) gaining further information about its characteristics alone. These ﬁndings may help to
Wetlands Ecology and Management – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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