Impact of the spread ofPhragmites on the distribution of birds in Connecticut tidal marshes

@article{Benoit2009ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the spread ofPhragmites on the distribution of birds in Connecticut tidal marshes},
  author={Lori K. Benoit and Robert A. Askins},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={194-208}
}
Dense monocultures ofPhragmites australis (common reed) have been rapidly expanding in Connecticut’s tidal wetlands at the expense of cordgrass (Spartina spp.) and cattail (Typha spp). Bird and vegetation surveys in 40 salt and brackish marshes showed that there were significantly fewer species of birds and state-listed species inPhragmites-dominated wetlands than in short-grass marshes. Seaside Sparrow. Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and Willet, three marsh specialists adapted to nesting in… 
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