VARIABILITY OF NON-STRUCTURAL CARBOHYDRATES IN SPARTINA ALTERNIFLORA MEASURED IN A GEORGIA SALTMARSH
Quantifying non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) in plants is important for understanding and modeling resource allocation and the carbon budget of the whole plant. As part of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research project conducted on Sapelo Island (Georgia, USA) we have been measuring above and below-ground production and NSC concentration and composition of the dominant salt marsh grass, Spartina alterniflora, in the system. Understanding the factors affecting resource allocation and storage in these plants is crucial for predicting the impacts of changing temperatures, precipitation and sea-level rise in these systems. We present initial results for NSC concentrations and composition and use these measurements in the development of a whole-plant production model.
Jung, Y., The University of Georgia, USA, email@example.com
Burd, A., The University of Georgia, USA
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall
Presentation is given by student: Yes