The major purpose of this study was to assess the strategies for carbon fixation of the common reed
(Phragmitesaustralis) in littoral habitats of flood plain lakes and ponds by using stable isotope natural abundances.
Sohail Ali said that at this stage the common reed
plants trap and settle total suspended solids (TSS) as well as digest the organic matter/nutrients, including biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), nitrogen and phosphorous.
The study was conducted at six selected ponds: Pond 1-6.6 ha, Pond 2-1.8 ha, Pond 3-3.0 ha, Pond 4-1.2 ha, Pond 5-0.5 ha, Pond 6-0.3 ha, which are overgrown by four main types of aquatic vegetation: common reed
Phragmites australis, bulrush Typha angustifolia, grey willow Salix spp., sedge Carex spp.
The common reed
(Phragmites communis Trin.) has been studied recently as a potential feed or bioenergy resource (due to its ability to produce high-yields of dry matter [DM] [2,3]) and for its potential for providing roughage for ruminants [4,5].
This drainage and its attendant cienega support Olney Bulrush (Scirpus olneyi), cattails (Typha sp.), sedges (Cyperus sp.), bulrush (Scirpus sp.), and Common Reed
ex Steud (common reed
) is a widely distributed macrophyte throughout the world .
Han et al., "Nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry of common reed
(Phragmites australis) and its relationship to nutrient availability in northern China," Aquatic Botany, vol.
Mudflat - smooth cordgrass - common reed
(Phragmites communis) is a dominant vegetation pattern in the northern part of the core zone, whereas mudflat - smooth cordgrass - common seepweed (Suaeda salsa) - common reed
is typical in the southern core zone (Sun and Liu, 2011).
The waterlogging of many streets for several weeks after rains has led to extreme growth of the common reed
and other vegetation, the best example being Street 42, hindering traffic.
The objective of this study is to explore the chelating activity of the leaves of the common reed
, Phragmites australis, is one of the most widely distributed plant species on the Earth.