Response of a Typha marsh community to draining, flooding, and seasonal burning
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. U. Mallik; R. W. Wein
Publication Year: 1986

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Aster
  • Canada
  • Carex
  • Cladonia
  • cover
  • disturbance
  • drainage
  • Epilobium
  • Epilobium watsonii
  • floods
  • land management
  • livestock
  • Lycopus
  • marshes
  • marshlands
  • New Brunswick
  • Pleurozium
  • Pleurozium schreberi
  • post fire recovery
  • season of fire
  • sphagnum
  • statistical analysis
  • Typha
  • wildlife
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38481
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13085
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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A Typha marsh community was subjected to draining and seasonal burning treatments to control the growth of emergent aquatics. Treatments resulted in an increase in total number of species after 3 years. Cover and frequency of Aster novi-belgii, Lycopus uniflorus, Epilobium watsonii, Brachvthecium salebrosum, Pleurozium schreberi, and Cladonia cristatella increased appreciably on the drained side whereas those of Carex spp., Lysimachia terrestris, Epilobium palustre, Pellia epiphylla, Sphagnum squarrosum, Drepanocladus exannuiatus, and Helodium biandowii increased on the flooded side. Draining plus summer burning produced the lowest cover, stem density, plant height, and stem base diameter of Typha. An attempt was made to interpret the effects of disturbance on the natural paludification process that leads to the development of patches of fen within the marsh.©NRC Canada

Online Link(s):
Mallik, A. U., and R. W. Wein. 1986. Response of a Typha marsh community to draining, flooding, and seasonal burning. Canadian Journal of Botany, v. 64, no. 9, p. 2136-2143.