Whitney M. Kiehn

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Marine species with planktonic larvae often have high spatial and temporal variation in recruitment that leads to subsequent variation in the ecology of benthic adults. Using a combination of published and unpublished data, we compared the population structure of the salt marsh snail, Littoraria irrorata, between the South Atlantic Bight and the Gulf Coast(More)
Bottom-up factors such as nutrient availability have long been thought to be the primary regulators of plant growth in salt marshes. However, that paradigm has been challenged by investigations showing that grazing by the periwinkle snailLittoraria irrorata regulatesSpartina alterniflora growth through top-down forces. Our investigation was conducted(More)
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