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Authors Allison, SK
Author Full Name Allison, SK
Title Recruitment and establishment of salt marsh plants following disturbance by flooding
Source AMERICAN MIDLAND NATURALIST
Language English
Document Type Article
Keywords Plus INUNDATION FREQUENCY; SALICORNIA-EUROPAEA; VEGETATION; COMMUNITIES; COMPETITION; SALINITY; PATTERN; WATER
Abstract Several winter rainstorms that occurred between 1982 and 1986 deposited a large amount of virgin sediment, covering approximately 0.25 ha at the mouth of Pine Gulch Creek in a coastal salt marsh in Bolinas Lagoon, Marin County, California. The establishment of a new marsh community was followed at this site from 1987 to 1991. Seedling survival was relatively low with only 5% surviving for a year or longer. Seedlings which did become successfully established rapidly by expanded vegetative growth. Salicornia virginica, Frankenia grandifolia and Distichlis spicata were the most successful species occupying at least 20% cover across most of the study area, bat other species became established as well. Seedling survival and plant establishment were greatest in 1989 following heavy spring rains which provided large inputs of fresh water. Disturbances followed by conditions that lower stress, which would otherwise pre ent germination and growth, are important for the rapid establishment of a marsh at Bolinas.
Author Address UNIV CALIF BERKELEY,DEPT INTEGRAT BIOL,BERKELEY,CA 94720
Times Cited 26
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 26
Publisher AMER MIDLAND NATURALIST
Publisher City NOTRE DAME
Publisher Address UNIV NOTRE DAME, BOX 369, ROOM 295 GLSC, NOTRE DAME, IN 46556
ISSN 0003-0031
29-Character Source Abbreviation AM MIDL NAT
ISO Source Abbreviation Am. Midl. Nat.
Publication Date OCT
Year Published 1996
Volume 136
Issue 2
Beginning Page 232
Ending Page 247
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.2307/2426728
Page Count 16
Web of Science Category Biodiversity Conservation; Ecology
Subject Category Biodiversity & Conservation; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Document Delivery Number VP307
Unique Article Identifier WOS:A1996VP30700003
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