Spread of Exotic Cordgrasses and Hybrids (Spartina sp.) in the Tidal Marshes of San Francisco Bay, California, USA

@article{Ayres2004SpreadOE,
  title={Spread of Exotic Cordgrasses and Hybrids (Spartina sp.) in the Tidal Marshes of San Francisco Bay, California, USA},
  author={D. Ayres and Debra L. Smith and K. Zaremba and S. Klohr and D. Strong},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={221-231}
}
  • D. Ayres, Debra L. Smith, +2 authors D. Strong
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • Four species of exotic cordgrass (Spartina sp.) occur in the San Francisco estuary in addition to the California native Spartina foliosa. Our goal was to map the location and extent of all non-native Spartina in the estuary. Hybrids of S. alterniflora and S. foliosa are by far the most numerous exotic and are spreading rapidly. Radiating from sites of deliberate introduction, S. alterniflora and hybrids now cover ca. 190 ha, mainly in the South and Central Bay. Estimates of rate of aerial… CONTINUE READING
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