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dc.contributor.authorHotra, Larissaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKolasky, Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorVoss, Jennaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialCarp Creeken_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Stationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T23:23:49Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T23:23:49Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54986
dc.description.abstractEcology is the study of distribution and abundance of living organisms resulting from abiotic and biotic interactions in nature. Plant growth is determined by abiotic factors that construct its fundamental niche, defined as the range of conditions and resources within which individuals of a species can persist. If a plant species exhibits patchy distribution and plot size behavior, this may illustrate global or local variations in distribution of abiotic factors within the habitat. This study focuses on the local Northern Michigan macrophyte, Caltha palustris, which illustrates patchy distribution behavior along the reach of Carp Creek. We investigated this phenomenon by testing affects of specific abiotic factors upon distribution and density of C. palustris. These abiotic factors included the following: soil and water pH, soil moisture, dissolved oxygen, redox potential, and phosphate and nitrate concentration in the soil. Our findings suggest that soil pH and soil nitrate concentrations may determine distribution of C. palustris, but the other tested abiotic factors did not significantly influence marsh marigold distribution. Our findings also imply that dissolved oxygen may determine density of C. palustris plots; however, the other abiotic factors did not show such correlation.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartDiagram or Illustrationen_US
dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartMapen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherPLANTen_US
dc.subject.otherGROWTHen_US
dc.subject.otherABUNDANCEen_US
dc.subject.otherABIOTICen_US
dc.subject.otherVASCULARen_US
dc.subject.otherPLANTSen_US
dc.subject.otherPHen_US
dc.subject.otherOXYGENen_US
dc.subject.otherREDOXen_US
dc.subject.otherMOISTUREen_US
dc.subject.otherSOILen_US
dc.subject.otherNITRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherPHOSPHATESen_US
dc.titleAbiotic factors influencing the abundance and distribution of marsh marigolds along Carp Creek.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/2027.42/54986/1/3427.pdfen_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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