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dc.contributor.authorManning, M. E.
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, S. R.
dc.contributor.authorSvejcar, T.
dc.contributor.authorTrent, J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T02:58:29Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T02:58:29Z
dc.date.issued1989-07-01
dc.identifier.citationManning, M. E., Swanson, S. R., Svejcar, T., & Trent, J. (1989). Rooting characteristics of four intermountain meadow community types. Journal of Range Management, 42(4), 309-312.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899500
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/645070
dc.description.abstractHealthy meadow communities generally have excellent soil binding properties. However, belowground characteristics of these communities have seldom been evaluated. In 4 meadow community types (CTs) we measured root mass and root length density (RLD) at 10-cm intervals to 40 cm soil depth. The CTs occurred along a wet to dry soil moisture gradient. The ranking of CTs from wettest to driest was: Carex nebrascensis (CANE) > Juncus balticus (JUBA) > Carex douglasii (CADO) > Poa nevadensis (PONE). Total RLD and mass to 40 cm paralleled the order of soil wetness, i.e., there were more roots at the wetter sites. Values of total RLD and mass for the 4 CTs were: 95.6 cm cm-3 and 3,382 g m-2 respectively for CANE; 33.6 cm cm-3 and 2,545 g m-2 for JUBA; 25.7 cm cm-3 and 1,526 g m-2 for CADO; and 8.8 cm cm-3 and 555 g m-2 for PONE. Root mass and RLD declined with depth, a result consistent with other graminoid systems. The RLD values for CANE, JUBA, and CADO are exceptionally high compared to literature values from other graminoid plant communities. The high RLD of the wet CTs suggests that they have superior site-stabilizing characteristics.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectCarex douglasii
dc.subjectpoa nevadensis
dc.subjectgradients
dc.subjectCarex nebrascensis
dc.subjectrooting depth
dc.subjectPoa
dc.subjectJuncus
dc.subjectJuncus balticus
dc.subjectmeadows
dc.subjectCarex
dc.subjectplant ecology
dc.subjectroot systems
dc.subjectlength
dc.subjectplant communities
dc.subjectspatial distribution
dc.subjectbiomass
dc.subjectNevada
dc.subjectsoil water regimes
dc.titleRooting characteristics of four intermountain meadow community types
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume42
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage309-312
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-24T02:58:29Z


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