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1. Keller, D. Nicole. Stimulated growth response to sand burial of a coastal shrub.

Degree: MS, Biology, 2020, Virginia Commonwealth University

Drivers of vegetation zonation on barrier islands are complex and interconnected. Sand burial is a strong driver in dynamic coastal systems, especially in the foredune community. However, it is not well understood how burial impacts the interdunal swales communities and it is especially difficult to separate the effects of burial from salinity. Climate change is altering the frequency of overwash events as well as expanding the range of the native shrub, Morella cerifera, on the Virginia barrier islands. To accurately forecast island response to climate change it is important to understand how the shrub responds to sand burial. Juvenile and mature shrubs were experimentally buried at 0, ¼, ½, and ¾ height in a glasshouse to observe the growth response to burial independent of other factors. Morella cerifera shrubs were largely unaffected at low burial levels (< ½ height) and were stimulated at high levels (≥ ½ height). Shrubs recovered biomass deficits at low levels and prioritized vertical growth at high levels of burial. Shrubs in both life stages also produced adventitious roots in response to burial, increasing production with burial severity. Adult shrubs sacrificed belowground root biomass to support adventitious root and vertical growth at ¾ burial. Young shrubs were able to have an elevated growth in all three zones without sacrifice at any burial level. Morella cerifera exhibits a neutral, then positive response to sand burial and is resilient at both juvenile and mature stages. Burial is therefore not a major driver of M. cerifera zonation on the Virginia barrier islands. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Julie Zinnert.

Subjects/Keywords: coastal vegetation; barrier islands; interdunal swales; stress response; burial; woody species; Plant Biology; Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

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APA (6th Edition):

Keller, D. N. (2020). Stimulated growth response to sand burial of a coastal shrub. (Thesis). Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved from https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/6451

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Keller, D Nicole. “Stimulated growth response to sand burial of a coastal shrub.” 2020. Thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University. Accessed March 07, 2021. https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/6451.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Keller, D Nicole. “Stimulated growth response to sand burial of a coastal shrub.” 2020. Web. 07 Mar 2021.

Vancouver:

Keller DN. Stimulated growth response to sand burial of a coastal shrub. [Internet] [Thesis]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2020. [cited 2021 Mar 07]. Available from: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/6451.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Keller DN. Stimulated growth response to sand burial of a coastal shrub. [Thesis]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2020. Available from: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/6451

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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