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Soil conditions in damaged North Queensland mangroves

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science ROBERTSON, AI KALY, UL EUGELINK, G 2013-02-28T06:45:17Z 2013-02-28T06:45:17Z 2017-03-21T00:54:29Z 2019-07-08T02:25:30Z 2017-03-21T00:54:29Z 2017-03-21T00:54:29Z 2013-02-28T06:45:17Z 2019-07-08T02:25:30Z 1997-06-01
dc.identifier 5994 en
dc.identifier.citation Kaly UL, Eugelink G and Robertson AI (1997) Soil conditions in damaged north Queensland mangroves. Estuaries. 20: 291-300. en
dc.identifier.issn 0160-8347
dc.description.abstract Selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of soils in mechanically damaged North Queensland mangrove forests were examined and compared with undisturbed controls. Soils in nine forests were tested in a factorial sampling programme designed to examine effects of (i) severity of mechanical damage to forests (severely damaged: trees removed and soils disrupted by bulldozing; versus damaged: trees felled no bulldozing; versus controls: trees and soils undisturbed), (ii) soil depth, (iii) forests (10s-100s km apart), and (iv) sites within forests (10s-100s m apart). Characteristics examined were soil compaction, grain size, pH, percent by weight of total C, N, P, K, S, and Fe and the density of crab burrows. Three of the 10 variables examined: total N, total P, and density of crab holes, decreased with mechanical damage to forests. The loss of potentially-limiting nutrients and of an important bioturbator at severely damaged sites suggests the need for further experimental investigation of soil characteristics with respect to natural regeneration and efforts of mangrove restoration.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
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dc.relation.ispartof Estuaries - pages: 20: 291-300 en
dc.relation.uri en
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Salt-marsh
dc.subject Crabs
dc.subject Growth
dc.subject Forest Productivity
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Sediments
dc.subject Nutrient Status
dc.subject Wetland
dc.subject Nitrogen
dc.title Soil conditions in damaged North Queensland mangroves
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1997XF14100004

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