The habitat dependant productivity of reed (Phragmites australis) and its significance

Guthruf, Katrin; Zenger, Christoph; Brändle, Roland (1993). The habitat dependant productivity of reed (Phragmites australis) and its significance. In: Ostendorp, Wolfgang; Krumscheid-Plankert, Priska (eds.) Seeuferzerstörung und Seeuferrenaturierung in Mitteleuropa. Limnologie aktuell: Vol. 5. Stuttgart, Germany: Fischer

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Permanently flooded reed plants, rooted in the reduced sediment of the eutrophic Lake Biel (Switzerland), grow above ground more luxuriously than those do landward of the same stand. The high productivity is an absolute necessity to compensate for leaf loss, high carbohydrate loss during early development and even death of rhizomes, which should serve as vegetative propagation units in spring. The greater reserves of flooded reed rhizomes are used preferentially for an earlier development than the landward reed. In this habitat, flooded reed is in an unstable equilibrium and is extremely sensitive to an overstraining of its reserves.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Anoxia / Postanoxia [discontinued]
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Brändle, Roland

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0937-2881

ISBN:

978-3-510-53003-8

Series:

Limnologie aktuell

Publisher:

Fischer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

13 Jun 2018 16:33

Last Modified:

21 Nov 2019 00:38

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Phragmites australis; development; habitat differentiation; productivity; rhizomes

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.113910

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/113910

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