Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Research article
18 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2021

Plant genotype determines biomass response to flooding frequency in tidal wetlands

Svenja Reents, Peter Mueller, Hao Tang, Kai Jensen, and Stefanie Nolte

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By conducting a flooding experiment with two genotypes of the salt-marsh grass Elymus athericus, we show considerable differences in biomass response to flooding within the same species. As biomass production plays a major role in sedimentation processes and thereby salt-marsh accretion, we emphasise the importance of taking intraspecific differences into account when evaluating ecosystem resilience to accelerated sea level rise.
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