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Titolo:
THE EFFECTS OF VERTEBRATE HERBIVORY ON PLANT COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN THE COASTAL MARSHES OF THE PEARL RIVER, LOUISIANA, USA
Autore:
TAYLOR KL; GRACE JB;
Indirizzi:
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIV,DEPT BIOL CONWAY SC 29526
Titolo Testata:
Wetlands
fascicolo: 1, volume: 15, anno: 1995,
pagine: 68 - 73
SICI:
0277-5212(1995)15:1<68:TEOVHO>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
COASTAL MARSH; FRESH-WATER MARSH; HERBIVORY; MESOHALINE MARSH; MYOCASTOR COYPUS; NUTRIA; OLIGOHALINE MARSH; PANICUM; SPARTINA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
NO
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Citazione:
K.L. Taylor e J.B. Grace, "THE EFFECTS OF VERTEBRATE HERBIVORY ON PLANT COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN THE COASTAL MARSHES OF THE PEARL RIVER, LOUISIANA, USA", Wetlands, 15(1), 1995, pp. 68-73

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the impacts of herbivory by the introduced aquatic herbivore, nutria (Myocastor coypus), on three marsh communities of the Pearl River using fenced exclosures and control plots. Although total community above-ground biomass was reduced by 30% in the plots exposed to herbivory as compared to those protected from herbivory, we found species richness to be unaffected. When individual species were examined within each community, Panicum virgatum and Aster subulatus were found to be significantly reduced by herbivory in the freshwater community, Panicum virgatum and Vigna luteola were significantly increased by herbivory in the oligohaline community, and no specieswere significantly affected in the mesohaline community. We conclude that this herbivory has some specific effects on some plant species aswell as having a general community effect.

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