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Zonation of shrubs in western Atlantic salt marshes

Author(s): S. C. Pennings and D. J. Moore

Month: Feb
Year: 2001

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 126
Issue: 4
Pages: 587-594

Article Topic(s): Stress,Water
Research Setting(s): Wetland,Coastal

Species Referenced: Borrichia frutescens (Bushy seaside tansy),


Describes zonation patterns of shrubs in western Atlantic salt marshes. Borrichia frutescens dominated the terrestrial border of many salt marshes in Georgia. Physical stress increased was elevation decreased. Borrichia frutescens shrubs at lower elevations were stunted. As physical stress increased, Spartina alterniflora became the dominant species.

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S. C. Pennings and D. J. Moore. "Zonation of shrubs in western Atlantic salt marshes." Oecologia 126.4 (2001): 587-594.

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ISSN: 0029-8549
DOI: 10.1007/s004420000548

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