Fiddler crabs facilitate Spartina alterniflora growth, mitigating periwinkle overgrazing of marsh habitat.

@article{Gittman2013FiddlerCF,
  title={Fiddler crabs facilitate Spartina alterniflora growth, mitigating periwinkle overgrazing of marsh habitat.},
  author={Rachel K Gittman and Danielle A Keller},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 12},
  pages={2709-18}
}
Ecologists have long been interested in identifying and testing factors that drive top-down or bottom-up regulation of communities. Most studies have focused on factors that directly exert top-down (e.g., grazing) or bottom-up (e.g., nutrient availability) control on primary production. For example, recent studies in salt marshes have demonstrated that… CONTINUE READING