Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorCronenwett, Joelen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSeney Nat. Wildlife Refugeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialMaple River - West Branchen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T23:32:54Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T23:32:54Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55052
dc.description.abstractIn this study we sought to quantify the effects of invasive species Rhamnus frangula on the surrounding plant communities that it invades. We proposed that through competitive exclusion of the nitrogen fixing species Alnus rugosa, R. frangula invasion would lead to a decrease in biologically available nitrogen in the systems, and a subsequently lower floristic quality of the sites would result. We sampled for abundance of N15 in both target shrubs and the surrounding vegetation in hopes of measuring the contribution of A. rugosa to the systems, as well as identifying plants for use in a Floristic Quality Analysis. Our results on the contribution of A. rugosa to the nitrogen were inconclusive, but we did find a decrease in the overall floristic quality of sites that were invaded by R. frangula.en_US
dc.format.extent180060 bytes
dc.format.extent3144 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypetext/plain
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectEcology of Wetlandsen_US
dc.subject.otherVASCULARen_US
dc.subject.otherPLANTSen_US
dc.subject.otherINVASIONen_US
dc.subject.otherCOLONIZATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherEXOTICen_US
dc.subject.otherNITROGENen_US
dc.subject.otherFLORISTICSen_US
dc.subject.otherWETLANDSen_US
dc.subject.otherNITRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherMICROORGANISMSen_US
dc.subject.otherACTINOMYCETESen_US
dc.subject.otherFRANKIAen_US
dc.titleEffects of Rhamnus frangula on nitrogen cycling in wetland ecosystems through competitive exclusion of the nitrogen fixing shrub Alnus rugosa.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/2027.42/55052/1/3496.pdfen_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 3496.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station.en_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


Files in this item

Show simple item record