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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Marine and Freshwater Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|