Water storage capacity of mosses

Published: 19 July 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zw7rbfwdg9.1
Anna Klamerus-Iwan


Md – dry weight of the whole sample [g]; Mdg – dry weight of the leafy twigs [g]; Mdp – dry weight of the rhizoids [g]; Mds – dry weight of the soil fraction associated with the rhizoids [g]. S0 – initial moisture content of the sample [g/g]; Mf – weight of the sample before the experiment – in fresh state [g]; Md – weight of the dried sample [g]. Smax – maximum water capacity – related to dry weight [g/g]; Mw – weight of the sample after sprinkling [g]; S – current water retention capacity [g/g] S [%] – the amount of rainfall that was retained on the fresh moss-soil sample; P – the dose of water used to simulate rainfall [g];