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Consequences of omnivory for trophic interactions on a salt marsh shrub

Author(s): C. K. Ho and S. C. Pennings

Month: Jun
Year: 2008

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecology
Volume: 89
Issue: 6
Pages: 1714-1722

Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Coastal,Wetland

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


Evaluates 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.

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C. K. Ho and S. C. Pennings. "Consequences of omnivory for trophic interactions on a salt marsh shrub." Ecology 89.6 (2008): 1714-1722.

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ISSN: 0012-9658
DOI: 10.1890/07-1069.1

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