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The effects of salinity and nutrients, on a tritrophic salt-marsh system

Author(s): D. C. Moon and P. Stiling

Month: Sep
Year: 2002

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecology
Volume: 83
Issue: 9
Pages: 2465-2476

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

Species Referenced: Borrichia frutescens (Bushy seaside tansy),

Abstract

Researches the effects of salinity and nutrients on the relationship among a gall-making midge (Asphondylia borrichiae), its host plant (Borrichia frutescens, and organisms that parasitize the midge. Increasing salinity decreased the number of galls and decreased the parasitism of galls. Increasing fertilizer increased the number of galls and increased the parasitism of galls. The effects of salinity and fertilizer seemed to drive the interactions (bottom-up) rather than being driven by the presence of parasitoids (top-down).

Suggested Citation

D. C. Moon and P. Stiling. "The effects of salinity and nutrients, on a tritrophic salt-marsh system." Ecology 83.9 (2002): 2465-2476.

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