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Fall monitoring finds tall plants

The plants are tall and vigorous on the Georgia coast this year, following a relatively wet summer and fall. We had to add taller poles (20 foot) to mark the plots at some of the sites dominated by Zizaniopsis and Spartina cynosuroides because we couldn't easily find the plots marked with ten foot poles. In this photograph, Steve is sampling plots in which the vegetation is about 300 cm tall. The pvc poles are 20 feet long, pushed five or six feet into the mud, so with about 14 or 15 feet exposed.

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Steve working in tall vegetation, fall monitoring 2022

(Contact Steve Pennings for additional information)


submitted Oct 20, 2022

LTER
NSF

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.