Is spread of the neophyte Spartina anglica recently enhanced by increasing temperatures?

  title={Is spread of the neophyte Spartina anglica recently enhanced by increasing temperatures?},
  author={Martina Loebl and Justus E. E. van Beusekom and Karsten Reise},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
The introduced cordgrass Spartina anglica, a fertile hybrid of S. maritima and S. alterniflora, grows as a pioneer plant in the upper intertidal zone and has invaded most sheltered shorelines of the Wadden Sea. After its introduction in 1927 S. anglica has spread vigorously along the mainland shore and on some of the more southern islands. In contrast, it has later established on Sylt and spread at a lower pace. On the island of Sylt it occurs near at its northern limit in Europe. Due to rising… CONTINUE READING
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