volume 40, issue 6, P1185-1190 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.01.031
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M. Reina, J.L. Espinar, L. Serrano

Abstract: We have studied the effect of the presence of emergent macrophytes on the sediment phosphate composition of a eutrophic shallow marsh on the NE margin of Doñana (SW Spain). Top sediment and water samples were collected from both the open-water and the vegetated sites at three areas covered by different plant species: Scirpus maritimus, Juncus subulatus and Phragmites australis. The concentration of organic matter was significantly higher in the top sediment of sites covered by vegetation than in their adjacent…

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