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Invertebrates and Plants

@inproceedings{Haag2013InvertebratesAP,
  title={Invertebrates and Plants},
  author={Wendell R. Haag and Robert J. Distefano and Siobhan Fennessy and Brett D.. Marshall},
  year={2013}
}
Invertebrates and plants are among the most ubiquitous and abundant macroscopic organisms in aquatic ecosystems; they dominate most habitats in both diversity and biomass and play central roles in aquatic food webs. Plants regulate and create habitats for a wide array of organisms (Cooke et al. 2005). Snail grazing and bivalve filtering profoundly alter habitats and communities (Harvey and Hill 1991; Vaughn and Hakenkamp 2001). Aquatic habitats in North America support extremely diverse floras… 
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