Mangrove litter fall in north-eastern Australia. I. Annual totals by component in selected species

Duke, N. C., Bunt, J. S. and Williams, W. T. (1981) Mangrove litter fall in north-eastern Australia. I. Annual totals by component in selected species. Australian Journal of Botany, 21 5: 547-553. doi:10.1071/BT9810547


Author Duke, N. C.
Bunt, J. S.
Williams, W. T.
Title Mangrove litter fall in north-eastern Australia. I. Annual totals by component in selected species
Journal name Australian Journal of Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0067-1924
1444-9862
Publication date 1981-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BT9810547
Volume 21
Issue 5
Start page 547
End page 553
Total pages 7
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Language eng
Subject 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
050102 Ecosystem Function
070504 Forestry Management and Environment
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Formatted abstract
Annual totals of the components of litter fall (leaves, reproductive parts, stipules, wood and residual debris) are presented for Rhizophora apiculata, R. lamarckii and R. stylosa as well as for Sonneratia alba, Avicennia sp., Ceriops tagal, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and B. parviflora from a large number of sites at Hinchinbrook Island (lat. 18°15'S.; long. 146°15'E.). Annual total litter fall among all species ranged from 3.8 to 19.6 Mg ha-1. The mean value among the Rhizophora spp., the most extensively sampled was 9.6 Mg ha-1 yr-1. Leaves, generally, made up the most important component of all litter materials. The results are compared with records in the literature for tidal as well as non-tidal forests elsewhere in the tropics.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Centre for Marine Studies Publications
 
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