One of my master's projects detailing the differences between Carex life history strategies was recently published as the lead-off in the January issue of Aquatic Botany. This paper compared two common wetland indicator species, Carex obnupta, an evergreen, hydrophytic sedge, and Carex stipata, a deciduous, hydrophytic sedge, to see how fertilization and flooding shaped each species' growth and biomass allocation. This paper has implications for explaining both species' life history strategies, and also for selecting and installing both species in created or restored wetlands.
I published this with, former UW SEFS grad student and current UC Davis postdoctoral fellow, Lloyd Nackley, and two of my committee members at UW, Drs. Kern Ewing and Soo-Hyung Kim
You can check out the full article here and my blogged article alert here.
Hough-Snee, N., L.L. Nackley, S-H. Kim, K. Ewing. 2015. Life history strategies explain plant performance under environmental stress: the effects of flooding and fertilization on the growth and allocation of two wetland sedges. Aquatic Botany 120 (B): 151-159. doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.03.001
Originally posted Jan 10, 2015, 3:45 PM by Nate Hough-Snee