Above- and below-ground biomasses of two species of mangrove on the Hawkesbury River stuary, New South Wales

Neil Saintilan*

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Abstract

Above- and below-ground biomasses of two species of mangrove, Avicennia marina and Aegiceras corniculatum, were estimated in a range of intertidal environments along the Hawkesbury River. Estimates of biomass of Avicennia communities in freshly accreted brackish substrata were in the order of 40 kg m-2, the highest figure ever recorded for temperate mangrove communities. The aboveground biomass communities of each species declined with increasing substratum salinity, whereas root/shoot ratios increased with increasing substratum salinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalMarine and Freshwater Research
Volume48
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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