An in situ cylindrical porewater sampler, with interval stackers and a nondegradable membrane, is described. Both horizontal and vertical gradients of dissolved constituents in porewater can be assessed. Sampling at 4-cm intervals within Myriophyllum spicatum root zones showed that steep depletion contours of dissolved phosphate occur, delimiting the zone of root influence.

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Bottomley, E.Z., & Bayly, I.L. (1984). A sediment porewater sampler used in root zone studies of the submerged macrophyte, Myriophyllum spicatum. Limnology and Oceanography (Vol. 29, pp. 671–673). doi:10.4319/lo.1984.29.3.0671