Unique Nutrient Sources

Description: 

These two FCE research sites show the unexpected 'wedge of productivity' of mangrove forests in the Everglades. Marine sources of phosphorus enable mangrove forest canopy to reach 20m or more, as is seen in the image on the right, compared to the mangroves on the left that are growing several miles inland.

Robert Twilley (image on the left) and Stephen Davis (image on the right)

 

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