Ecosystem effects of expanding populations of Avicennia germinans in a Louisiana salt marsh

@article{Perry2009EcosystemEO,
  title={Ecosystem effects of expanding populations of Avicennia germinans in a Louisiana salt marsh},
  author={Carey Lynn Perry and Irving A. Mendelssohn},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={396-406}
}
The advancement of species poleward, due to global warming, has recently been documented worldwide. In Louisiana, Avicennia germinans (black mangrove) is moving northward into Spartina alterniflora salt marshes. Mangroves were historically restricted to southernmost islands and beaches by winter freezes; however, recently a noticeable expansion has occurred. The influence that mangroves have on ecosystem processes within Louisiana salt marshes has not been documented. Thus, this research… CONTINUE READING

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