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Tamarix and Salinity: An Overview

Michelle K. Ohrtman and Ken D. Lair

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the effect of Tamarix on environmental salinity, including the physiological adaptations for salt tolerance by Tamarix and how it may enhance environmental salt loading. There ... More


Bays and Estuaries

LARRY G. ALLEN, MARY M. YOKLAVICH, GREGOR M. CAILLIET, and MICHAEL H. HORN

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Estuaries are among the most productive areas on earth, and fish biomass in these habitats ranks with that of the marine regions of upwelling, coral reefs, and kelp beds. This chapter characterizes ... More


Tamarisk: Ecohydrology of a Successful Plant

Pamela L. Nagler and Edward P. Glenn

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the ecohydrology of tamarisk, with particular emphasis on water use, salt tolerance, potential for salinizing flood plains, drought tolerance and rooting depths, and ecological ... More


Mangroves and Their Environment

Peter J. Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716549
eISBN:
9780191802676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716549.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Mangroves live in waterlogged and anoxic soil, and are exposed to water of high salinity. Oxygen reaches the roots through lenticels in aerial roots and pneumatophores, then passages along aerenchyma ... More


Seagrasses and Their Environment

Peter J. Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716549
eISBN:
9780191802676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716549.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Seagrasses grow by extending horizontal rhizomes which periodically grow vertical leaves and absorptive roots. Seagrass roots consolidate and stabilize the sediment. Seagrasses are limited to the ... More


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