Dataset for "Plant traits determining biogeomorphic landscape dynamics: a study on clonal expansion strategies driving cliff formation at marsh edges"
This dataset contains i) the clonal expansion traits of three marsh species (Spartina anglica, Scirpus maritimus, and Phragmites australis) at marsh edges in a series of mesocosm experiments; and ii) cliff formation at mimicked marsh edges (S. anglica and S. maritimus, that with contrasting clonal expansion traits) in a flume experiment. This study examined how species-specific differences in expansion strategy, i.e. clonal step-length of laterally expanding tillers, both respond to sediment type and drive cliff formation and persistence.
- 2021-11-01 first online, published, posted
- National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No: 41876093)
- A Study on the Process and Mechanism of Steady-State Transformation of the Yangtze Estuary Salt Marsh Ecosystem (grant code 41876093) [more info...] National Natural Science Foundation of China
- Program for Guangdong Introducing Innovative and Entrepreneurial Teams (2019ZT08L213)