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Phosphorus conservation by evergreenness of mountain laurel. [Kalmia latifolia]

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Abstract

Field studies and compartmental model analyses demonstrate that the evergreen nature of mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia L. helps conserve phosphorus on infertile sites. The perennial canopy continuously adds P to the forest floor through foliar leaching and year-round leaf fall. Slow mineralization of leaf litter provides a steady addition of available P. The evergreenness of Kalmia allows it to utilize increases in available P, thus keeping it in circulation through biological tissues. Retention of a sufficient P supply in this manner allows the site to respond when changes such as disturbance or succession occur in the system.
Authors:
Thomas, W A; [1]  Grigal, D F
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1976
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-02-014747; EDB-77-020193
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oikos; (Denmark); Journal Volume: 27:1
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; PHOSPHORUS; MINERAL CYCLING; BIOLOGICAL MODELS; FOREST LITTER; LEACHING; LEAVES; MINERALIZATION; NUTRIENTS; PLANTS; SHRUBS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; UPTAKE; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOMASS; DISSOLUTION; ECOSYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; NONMETALS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; 510100* - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (-1989); 560303 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
7342792
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: OIKSA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 19-26
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Citation Formats

Thomas, W A, and Grigal, D F. Phosphorus conservation by evergreenness of mountain laurel. [Kalmia latifolia]. Denmark: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.2307/3543426.
Thomas, W A, & Grigal, D F. Phosphorus conservation by evergreenness of mountain laurel. [Kalmia latifolia]. Denmark. doi:10.2307/3543426.
Thomas, W A, and Grigal, D F. 1976. "Phosphorus conservation by evergreenness of mountain laurel. [Kalmia latifolia]." Denmark. doi:10.2307/3543426. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.2307/3543426.
@misc{etde_7342792,
title = {Phosphorus conservation by evergreenness of mountain laurel. [Kalmia latifolia]}
author = {Thomas, W A, and Grigal, D F}
abstractNote = {Field studies and compartmental model analyses demonstrate that the evergreen nature of mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia L. helps conserve phosphorus on infertile sites. The perennial canopy continuously adds P to the forest floor through foliar leaching and year-round leaf fall. Slow mineralization of leaf litter provides a steady addition of available P. The evergreenness of Kalmia allows it to utilize increases in available P, thus keeping it in circulation through biological tissues. Retention of a sufficient P supply in this manner allows the site to respond when changes such as disturbance or succession occur in the system.}
doi = {10.2307/3543426}
journal = {Oikos; (Denmark)}
volume = {27:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Denmark}
year = {1976}
month = {Jan}
}