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Decomposition and Microbial Growth in Tivoli Bay Plants

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cattails in a marsh in Tivoli Bays
Cary Institute scientist, Stuart Findlay, and a student researcher walking through cattails in a marsh in Tivoli Bays. Photo:Heather Malcom.

Marsh Plant Decomposition and Microbial Data

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Data Sampling & Compilation

Data were collected at Tivoli North Bay of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve in New York State. Litter was collected from two marsh plants: Phragmites australis (common reed) and Typha angustifolia (cattail). Microbial productivity was measured for both bacteria and fungi.

Data Source: Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.  Data were published in Findlay, S., Dye, S., and K. A. Kuehn. 2002.  Microbial growth and nitrogen retention in litter of Phragmites autralis compared to Typha angustifolia.  Wetlands, 22(3):616-625.