Central Queensland serpentine landforms, plant ecology and endemism
- THe influence of ultramafic soils on plants in Cuba. Iturralde, Rosalina Beraza� // South African Journal of Science;Nov/Dec2001 Special Issue, Vol. 97 Issue 11/12, p510
Presents a study that examined the effect of serpentine soils on ultramafic flora of Cuba. Examination of morphology and physiology of plant individuals; Evaluation of plant composition and distribution; Analysis of ultramafic plant communities.
- Studies on the flora of serpentine and other metalliferous areas of western Turkey. Reeves, R.D.; Kruckeberg, A.R.; Ad?guumlzel, N.; Kraumlmer, U. // South African Journal of Science;Nov/Dec2001 Special Issue, Vol. 97 Issue 11/12, p513
Presents a study that examined soils and vegetation of metalliferous areas in Western Turkey. Examination of plant communities in &Ccedl;anakkale province; Evaluation of floral composition of Bal?kesir province; Analysis of vegetation in Ankara province.
- Soil-plant relationship of Pteropyrum olivieri, a serpentine flora of Wadh, Balochistan, Pakistan and its use in mineral prospecting. Naseem, Shahid; Bashir, Erum; Shireen, Khula; Shafiq, Sheraz // Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia;2009, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p33
Biogeochemical investigation of Pteropyrum olivieri, a flora of Wadh area in perspective of plantsoil- rock relationship has been made. It is a native of Irano-Turanian region which extended into Saharo-Sindian region of Pakistan. The distribution of P. olivieri and some other co-ecological...
- Edaphic influences of ophiolitic substrates on vegetation in the Western Italian Alps. D'Amico, Michele; Previtali, Franco // Plant & Soil;Feb2012, Vol. 351 Issue 1/2, p73
Background and aims: Soils derived from serpentinite (serpentine soils) often have low macronutrient concentrations, exceedingly low Ca:Mg molar ratios and high heavy metal concentrations, typically resulting in sparse vegetative cover. This combined suite of edaphic stresses is referred to as...
- Large-scale causes of variation in the serpentine vegetation of California. Grace, James B.; Safford, Hugh D.; Harrison, Susan // Plant & Soil;Apr2007, Vol. 293 Issue 1/2, p121
Serpentine vegetation in California ranges from forest to shrubland and grassland, harbors many rare and endemic species, and is only moderately altered by invasive exotic species at the present time. To better understand the factors regulating the distribution of common/representative species,...
- Soil type mediates indirect interactions between Centaurea solstitialis and its biocontrol agents. Swope, Sarah; Stein, Ilana // Biological Invasions;Aug2012, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p1697
Many invasive plants are attacked by more than one biocontrol agent. Attack by multiple enemies may give rise to indirect interactions, the nature of which may be influenced by the abiotic environment. We conducted a field experiment to determine (1) whether indirect interactions arose between...
- The serpentine syndrome below ground: ectomycorrhizas and hypogeous fungi associated with conifers. Gladish, Sandra; Frank, Jonathan; Southworth, Darlene // Canadian Journal of Forest Research;Aug2010, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p1671
Serpentine soils select for unique plant communities, often with sparse vegetation. Mycorrhizal fungi mediate the interaction between plants and soils, yet little is known about the mycorrhizal fungi of serpentine-tolerant plants. Ectomycorrhizas and hypogeous fungal sporocarps were sampled on...
- SOIL: The source of turf life. Fech, John // Landscape Management;Oct95, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p23
Discusses how important a role soil plays in supporting plant life. Physical and chemical properties of soil; Water retention; Soil acidity; Tips for diagnosing plant disorders.
- Influence of organic material on metal uptake. Golueke, Clarence G. // BioCycle;Jun98, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p29
Discusses the abstract of the paper `Effect of Organic Materials on Partitioning, Extractability and Plant Uptake of Metals in an Alum Shale Soil,' by R.P. Narwal and B.R. Singh, published in the 1998 issue of the `Water, Air and Soil Pollution' journal. Influence of organic materials on metal...