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Responses of saltcedar (Tamarix chinensis) to water table depth and soil salinity in the Yellow River Delta, China

B Cui, Q Yang, K Zhang, X Zhao, Z You

Plant Ecology | Published : 2010

Abstract

Significant studies about Tamarix chinensis as an introduced invasive plant species have been implemented in North America. However, the response of native T. chinensis to its environment is not well known in China. T. chinensis is a useful species in preventing sea water intrusion in coastal areas of northern China. It is necessary to fully understand the relationships between environmental conditions and ecological characteristics of this species to better preserve its habitats. The Yellow River Delta Natural Reserve, one of the major distribution regions of T. chinensis, was then selected as a case study area to investigate the response of this species to water table depth and soil salini..

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