Integration of Plant and Groundwater Interactions

  • James E. Landmeyer


The early investigations by plant physiologists who examined the interaction between plants and water were not concerned about the source of the water. Hydrogeologists, on the other hand, examined the effects that various demands had on groundwater resources in the water-poor region of the United States and reported the relation between depth to groundwater and plant distribution. For the most part, these investigations were carried out independent of each other over time and space (refer to Table 1.3). The lack of integration between the fields of plant physiology and hydrogeology continued throughout most of the twentieth century.


Hydrologic Cycle Water Budget Water Hyacinth Vapor Concentration Plant Transpiration 
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  1. 1.South Carolina Water Science CenterU.S. Geological SurveyColumbiaUSA

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