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dc.contributor.authorSenseman, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorLessin, Lauraen_US
dc.coverage.spatialInverness Mud Lake Bogen_US
dc.coverage.spatialWaldron Fenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:43:14Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:43:14Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54693
dc.description.abstractDue to a high tolerance for variations in resource availability, generalist species have the ablility to survive in a variety of habitats. However, survival does not equal success. One habitat may have optimum conditions which allow individuals of the population to have a faster growth rate and larger size than those individuals in another habitat. This study examined the effects of two different habitats on size in the insectivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia. Sundews were measured in 1 m2 transects throughout Waldron Fen and Mud Lake Bog. Nutrient concentrations (nitrogen and phosphorous), pH, and insect abundance and biomass were tested at each site. Although there was no difference in nutrients, pH, and insect availability between the two sites, D. rotundifolia at the fen were significantly larger and appeared to grow faster than those at the bog. Size class distribution was also significantly different at the fen and the bog, with a higher percentage of large plants at the fen and than at the bog. Intraspecific competition and waterlogging may be responsible for the differences in size and growth rates seen within these two habitats.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationBogen_US
dc.subject.classificationFen-Northernen_US
dc.subject.otherVASCULARen_US
dc.subject.otherPLANTSen_US
dc.subject.otherDROSERAen_US
dc.subject.otherSUNDEWSen_US
dc.subject.otherINSECTIVORYen_US
dc.subject.otherNUTRIENTSen_US
dc.subject.otherGROWTHen_US
dc.subject.otherRATEen_US
dc.subject.otherNITROGENen_US
dc.subject.otherPHOSPHORUSen_US
dc.subject.otherINSECTSen_US
dc.subject.otherABUNDANCEen_US
dc.subject.otherHABITATen_US
dc.subject.otherANALYSISen_US
dc.subject.otherCARNIVORYen_US
dc.subject.otherACIDITYen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting the size of Drosera rotundifolia in fens and bogs.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54693/1/3134.pdfen_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 3134.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station.en_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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