Impacts of Salmon on Riparian Plant Diversity

@article{Hocking2011ImpactsOS,
  title={Impacts of Salmon on Riparian Plant Diversity},
  author={Morgan D. Hocking and John D. Reynolds},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={1609 - 1612}
}
A survey of Canadian forests reveals the effects of nutrient subsidies from salmon on plant community structure. The study of natural gradients in nutrient subsidies between ecosystems allows for predictions of how changes in one system can affect biodiversity in another. We performed a large-scale empirical test of the role of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) in structuring riparian plant communities. A comparison of 50 watersheds in the remote Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia’s… 
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