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Publication Type J
Authors Adams, J. B. and G. C. Bate
Title Ecological implications of tolerance of salinity and inundation by Spartina maritima
Source Aquatic Botany
Author Keywords salinity estuary salt marsh inundation Spartina maritima england salt-marsh fresh-water north-carolina alterniflora growth responses estuaries patens
Abstract Laboratory studies of Spartina maritima Curtis (Fernald) showed that stem and leaf elongation did not differ significantly for completely submerged or tidally inundated plants, Growth was reduced for dry treatments and at salinity levels greater than 35 ppt. S. maritima is absent from periodically closed South African estuaries which may be attributed to the requirement for tidal flooding and saturated substrates. Where S. maritima occurs in estuaries, it is important that freshwater should be discharged in such a manner as to maintain an open mouth in order to achieve the essential tidal flushing.
Author Address Adams, JB (reprint author), UNIV PORT ELIZABETH,INST COASTAL RES,DEPT BOT,POB 1600,PORT ELIZABETH 6000,SOUTH AFRICA.
ISSN 0304-3770
ISBN 0304-3770
Publication Date Dec
Year Published 1995
Volume 52
Issue 3
Beginning Page 183-191
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/0304-3770(95)00496-3
Unique Article Identifier WOS:A1995UA58000002
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