Submitted to: Society of Wetland Scientists
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/4/2003
Publication Date: 6/8/2003
Citation: Beadle, J.V., Holland, M.M., Moore, M.T., Cooper, C.M. 2003. Nutrient uptake capability of Juncus effusus and Paspalum urvillei [abstract]. Society of Wetland Scientists. p. 19. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Experiments are underway to examine the nutrient uptake capabilities of Juncus effusus and Paspalum urvillei, two wetland vascular plants commonly found in the southern United States. The overall objective is to determine how effective these plants are at removing nitrogen and phosphorus from the water column, as well as to note in which plant tissues these nutrients get stored. The goal is to find a plant or plants suitable for use as buffers in retention ditches or ponds bordering agricultural fields as a possible means of decreasing nitrogen and phosphorus non-point source pollution downstream. Preliminary observations will be presented.