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Consequences of omnivory for trophic interactions on a salt marsh shrub
Author(s): C. K. Ho and S. C. Pennings
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Coastal,Wetland
Species Referenced: Iva frutescens (Jesuit's bark),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of a salt marsh crab (Armases cinereum) on the growth of Iva frutescens on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The crab suppressed both predators (spiders) and herbivores (aphids), which benefited I. frutescens. When aphids were absent, the crab had a negative effect on I. frutescens.
Suggested CitationC. K. Ho and S. C. Pennings. "Consequences of omnivory for trophic interactions on a salt marsh shrub." Ecology 89.6 (2008): 1714-1722.