University of California Water Resources Center
Life History Strategies of California Native Wetland Plants : Implications for Wetland Creation and Restoration
- Author(s): Rejmankova, Eliska
- Tekel, Karin
- et al.
This project focused on obtaining data on life history strategies of wetland plants from the California Central Valley wetlands. We have attempted to obtain comprehensieve information and functional assessment of representative native and exotic wetland plants from inland wetlands of northern California. Thirty four species were selected for assessment of their germination and seedling establishment characteristics. Information on biomass of mature plants together with data on tissue nutrient concentration, species cover, species richness, and soil properties was collected for a set of 22 species throughout the range of twelve Central Valley wetlands. In addition, a controlled experiment including combinations of two water levels and two nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations was conducted using five species.