Soil Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Organic Carbon in Transplanted Estuarine Marshes
Tidal marsh soils serve as sinks in the global carbon cycle (Armentano, 1980) and as reservoirs of organic materials for estuarine ecosystems (Friedman and DeWitt, 1978). Although marshes and other wetlands encompass less than 2 per cent of the world’s land surface, they contain about 10 per cent of the total terrestrial soil organic carbon (Schlesinger, 1977). The high net primary production (NPP) and water-saturated conditions result in rapid accumulation of organic materials in marsh soils.
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