Carbon sequestration of the poikilohydric moss carpet vegetation in semidesert sandy grassland ecosystem

Juhász, Anita: Carbon sequestration of the poikilohydric moss carpet vegetation in semidesert sandy grassland ecosystem. Acta biologica Szegediensis, (46) 3-4. pp. 223-225. (2002)

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Abstract

Seasonal change in diurnal C02 exchange of the desiccation-tolerant ectohydric moss Tortula ruralis was investigated in situ to determine its contribution to C02 exchange of the carbon balance of the temperate semi-arid sandy grassland ecosystem. A hemisphere perspex chamber (20 cm in diameter) was used to measure the CO2 gas exchange of the moss cushions. Diurnal course of air temperature, surface temperature of moss carpet, and photosynthetic photon flux density were also monitored. The seasonal characteristics of the diurnal course of net C02 assimilation in T. ruralis showed strong dependence on microclimatic conditions. The highest daily carbon fixation rates were measured in December and January. In summer, the moss carpet of the community remained mainly dormant and the daily C-balance started to increase again in October. During the year the daily C-balances of T. ruralis was positive. These results demonstrate that the T. ruralis contribute significantly to the C-balance of the sandy grassland vegetation in the large of the year.

Item Type: Article
Event Title: Hungarian Congress on Plant Physiology, 7., 2002, Szeged
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2002
Volume: 46
Number: 3-4
Page Range: pp. 223-225
ISSN: 1588-385X
Language: angol
Heading title: Ecophysiology; Proceedings of the 7th Hungarian Congress on Plant Physiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 225. p.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:25
Last Modified: 2018. May. 28. 12:00
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/22569

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