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The Effect of the Marsh Elder(Iva Frutescens) on the Standing Crop Biomass of Spartina Patens and Associated Wildlife

Author(s): J. K. Shisler, T. L. Schulze and B. L. Howes

Year: 1978

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biological Conservation
Volume: 14
Issue: 3
Pages: 159-166

Article Topic(s): Competition,Community level survey
Research Setting(s): Wetland

Species Referenced: Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark),


Evaluates the effects of Iva frutescens on the biomass of Spartina patens in a salt marsh created by dredged material piles. Iva frutescens contributes organic material to the salt marsh without causing detrimental effects to the standing crop of S. patens. In addition, I. frutescens provided nesting, foraging sites, and refuges for birds and small mammals

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J. K. Shisler, T. L. Schulze and B. L. Howes. "The Effect of the Marsh Elder(Iva frutescens) on the Standing Crop Biomass of Spartina patens and Associated Wildlife." Biological Conservation 14.3 (1978): 159-166.

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ISSN: 0006-3207
DOI: 10.1016/0006-3207(78)90008-3

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