Impact of Fertilization on a Salt Marsh Food Web in Georgia

  title={Impact of Fertilization on a Salt Marsh Food Web in Georgia},
  author={Caroline R. McFarlin and John Stephen Brewer and Tracy L. Buck and Steven C Pennings},
by CAROLINE ROCHESTER MCFARLIN (Under the Direction of Steven C. Pennings) ABSTRACT I examined the response of a salt marsh food web to nutrients, and spatial variation in this response, at 19 sites on the Georgia coast. In fertilized treatments, Spartina alterniflora increased at the expense of Juncus roemerianus. Spartina dominance was reduced at sites with greater upland influence, regardless of fertilization. Because fertilization changes plant quantity and quality, it could also affect… CONTINUE READING
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