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Oil Impacts on Coastal Wetlands: Implications for the Mississippi River Delta Ecosystem after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
On 20 April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which released a US government—estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, was responsible for the death of 11 oil workers… Expand
Acute salt marsh dieback in the Mississippi River deltaic plain: a drought‐induced phenomenon?
Aims Extensive dieback of salt marsh dominated by the perennial grass Spartina alterniflora occurred throughout the Mississippi River deltaic plain during 2000. More than 100,000 ha were affected,… Expand
Tracing the origin of Gulf Coast Phragmites (Poaceae): a story of long-distance dispersal and hybridization.
- C. Lambertini, I. Mendelssohn, +4 authors H. Brix
- Biology, Medicine
- American journal of botany
- 1 March 2012
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Long-distance dispersal can affect speciation processes in two opposing ways. Dispersal can promote geographic isolation or it can bring together geographically distant and… Expand
Mechanism for the hydrogen sulfide‐induced growth limitation in wetland macrophytes
Hydrogen sulfide, a phytotoxin that often accumulates in anoxic marine and freshwater marsh soils, suppressed the activity of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), the enzyme that catalyzes the terminal step… Expand
Impacts and recovery of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on vegetation structure and function of coastal salt marshes in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Q. Lin, I. Mendelssohn
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Environmental science & technology
- 14 March 2012
We investigated the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill on two dominant coastal saltmarsh plants, Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus, in the northern Gulf of Mexico and the… Expand
Salt Marsh Dieback : An overview of recent events in the US
Abstract This paper provides an overview of the marsh dieback events that have been observed along the east and gulf coasts of the U.S. over the past decade. It is likely that some of the recently… Expand
Reexamination of pore water sulfide concentrations and redox potentials near the aerial roots of Rhizophora mangle and Avicennia germinans
Soil redox potentials and pore water sulfide concentrations on a mangrove island in the Belizean barrier reef system were significantly correlated with the presence of the aerial roots of mangrove… Expand
Drought, Snails, and Large-Scale Die-Off of Southern U.S. Salt Marshes
- B. Silliman, J. van de Koppel, M. Bertness, L. Stanton, I. Mendelssohn
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- 16 December 2005
Salt marshes in the southeastern United States have recently experienced massive die-off, one of many examples of widespread degradation in marine and coastal ecosystems. Although intense drought is… Expand
Ecological role and services of tropical mangrove ecosystems: a reassessment
Aim To reassess the capacity of mangroves for ecosystem services in the light of recent data. Location Global mangrove ecosystems. Methods We review four long-standing roles of mangroves: (1) carbon… Expand
A comparative investigation of the effects of south Louisiana crude oil on the vegetation of fresh, brackish and salt marshes
The impact of south Louisiana crude oil on the dominant vegetation, Spartina alterniflora, Spartina patens and Sagittaria lancifolia, of three types of coastal wetlands, salt, brackish and freshwater… Expand