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Canopy leaf area index and litter fall in stands of the mangrove Rhizophora apiculata of different age in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Minh Hai Wetland Forest Res Ctr
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor.author BUU, DC
dc.contributor.author CLOUGH, B
dc.contributor.author TAN, DT
dc.contributor.author PHUONG, DX
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:10:51Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:46:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:46:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-08T02:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:10:51Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:46:37Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:46:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-08T02:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 2000-04-01
dc.identifier 1487 en
dc.identifier.citation Clough BF, Tan DT, Phuong DX and Buu DC (2000) Canopy leaf area index and litterfall in stands of the mangrove Rhizophora apiculata of different age in the Mekong delta, Vietnam. Aquatic Botany. 66:311-320. en
dc.identifier.issn 0304-3770
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/1487
dc.description.abstract Leaf area index (LAI) and seasonal patterns of litter fall, leaf production and seed (propagule) production were measured in monocultures of the mangrove Rhizophora apiculata aged from 6 to 36 years in Ca Mau Province, southern Vietnam. There was no clearly defined seasonal pattern in leaf fall, but leaf emergence was significantly correlated with the monthly precipitation/evaporation (P/E) ratio. Propagule production was markedly seasonal, with more than 80% of the propagules being shed in the wet season period of May-November. Total annual litter fall ranged from 941 g dwt m(-2) year(-1) to 1879 g dwt m(-2) year(-1). Leaf litter was the main component of litter fall in all the stands, twigs and branches being a significant component of litter fall in only one stand which was undergoing self-pruning of the lower branches. Propagules were a significant component of litter fall only in the two older stands of 21 years and 36 years, which produced an average of about 40 and 68 propagules m(-2) years(-1), respectively, highlighting the importance of older forests of R. apiculata as seed stands. Stand LAI decreased with age, ranging from 4.9 in the younger stands down to 3.3 in older stands. These leaf area indices are comparable to those of Rhizophora stands elsewhere, (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Aquatic Botany - pages: 66:311-320 en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.relation.uri http://data.aims.gov.au/metadataviewer/uuid/624d7958-c55f-4e1a-92cb-6d18e4ebf06d en
dc.subject Plant Sciences
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Community
dc.subject Mangrove
dc.subject Crabs
dc.subject Phenology
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject Leaf Area Index
dc.subject Rhizophora
dc.subject Litterfall
dc.subject Forests
dc.title Canopy leaf area index and litter fall in stands of the mangrove Rhizophora apiculata of different age in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000086342300005


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