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No Longer The Pristine Confines of the World Ocean: A Survey of Exotic Marine Species in the Southwestern Atlantic
We conducted a comprehensive survey of existing knowledge about exotic marine organisms introduced to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, including coastal and shelf areas of Uruguay and Argentina. ThisExpand
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Between-habitat differences in burrow characteristics and trophic modes in the southwestern Atlantic burrowing crab Chasmagnathus granulata
Burrow characteristics, food type, and feeding h a b ~ t s of the SW Atlantlc burrowing crab Chasmagnathus grdnulata were compared between ~ n d i v ~ d u a l s iving in mud flats and InExpand
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Error Cascades in the Biological Sciences: The Unwanted Consequences of Using Bad Taxonomy in Ecology
Abstract Why do ecologists seem to underestimate the consequences of using bad taxonomy? Is it because the consequences of doing so have not been yet scrutinized well enough? Is it because theseExpand
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The austral cordgrass Spartina densiflora Brong.: its taxonomy, biogeography and natural history
Aim  During the last 20 years, the austral cordgrass Spartina densiflora has been recorded aggressively invading estuarine environments in the USA, Spain and Morocco. Whereas this species is one ofExpand
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Effects of the SW Atlantic burrowing crab Chasmagnathus granulata on a Spartina salt marsh
In this work we evaluated the effect of the burrowing crab Chasmagnathus granulata on the soil quality and on the cordgrass Spartina densiflora in a SW Atlantic coastal lagoon (Argentina, 37°32'S.Expand
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The enigmatic invasive Spartina densiflora: a history of hybridizations in a polyploidy context.
The aim of this study was to explore the origin of the invasive Spartina densiflora by analysing samples from the native region (South America) and from a recently colonized area (California). AExpand
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Spatial variation in molluscan assemblages from coralline turfs of Argentinean Patagonia
Patterns of spatial variation of molluscan communities associated with coralline algal turfs were evaluated over 1,000 km of the coast of Argentinean Patagonia. A hierarchically-nested experimentalExpand
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Invasion of a Reef-builder Polychaete: Direct and Indirect Impacts on the Native Benthic Community Structure
In this work, we evaluate the effect of the introduced reef-building polychaete Ficopomatus enigmaticus on the benthic community and on sediment characteristics of a southwestern Atlantic coastalExpand
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POSITIVE PLANT–ANIMAL INTERACTIONS IN THE HIGH MARSH OF AN ARGENTINEAN COASTAL LAGOON
Although plant-plant facilitations have been shown to be important struc- turing forces in salt marshes, less attention has been given to the potential role played by plant-animal facilitations inExpand
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Underestimation of Spartina productivity in western Atlantic marshes: marsh invertebrates eat more than just detritus
Quantifying primary productivity and understanding the factors that control plant growth are primary goals of ecosystem ecology. Although some methods have been very successful in providing accurateExpand
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