Abstract


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.

Authors

Jung, Y., The University of Georgia, USA, yeajin84@uga.edu

Burd, A., The University of Georgia, USA

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:055
Date: 5/22/2014
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: Yes

PosterID: 197