THE ECOLOGY OF SALT MARSH PLANT COMMUNITIES

References Provided by Mark Bertness, Brown University

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Summary Paper in the field:

Adam, P. 1990. Salt Marsh Ecology. Cambridge Press 461 pp.

Nixon, S. 1980. Between coastal marshes and coastal waters - a review of
twenty years of speculation and research on the role of salt marshes in
estuary production. In: Estuaries and Wetland processes. Eds. P. Hamilton
and K. MacDonald. pp. 437-525. Plenum Press. NY.

Bertness, M. D. 1992. The ecology of a New England salt marsh. American
Scientist 80: 260-268.

Classic Research Papers in the Field.

Redfield, A. C. 1972. Development of a New England salt marsh.
Ecological Monographs 42: 201-237.

Valiela, I and J. M. Teal. 1974. Nutrient limitation in salt marsh
vegetation. In: Ecology of Halophytes. Eds. R. Reinold and W. H. Queen.
pp. 547-563. Academic Press. NY.

Bertness, M. D. and A. M. Ellison. 1987. Determinants of pattern in a New
England salt marsh. Ecological Monographs 57: 127-147.

Bertness, M. D. 1984. Ribbed mussels and Spartina alterniflora production
in a New England salt marsh. Ecology 65: 1794-1807.


Teal, J. M. 1962. Energy flow in the salt marsh ecosystem of Georgia.
Ecology 43: 614-624.


Recent Contributions.

Tidal Marshes of Long Island Sound

Pennings, S and R. Callaway. 1992. Salt marsh plant zonation: the
relative importance of competition and physical factors. Ecology 73:
681-690.

Pennings, S and R. Callaway. 1996. Impact of a parasitic plant on the
structure and dynamics of salt marsh vegetation. Ecology 77: 1410-1419.

Hacker, S. D. and M. D. Bertness. 1996. Trophic consequences of a
positive plant interaction. American Naturalist 148: 559-576.

Howes, B. L., Dacey, J. W., and Goehringer, D. D. 1986. Factors
controlling the growth forms of Spartina alterniflora: feedbacks between
production, sediment oxidation, nitrogen and salinity. Journal of Ecology
74: 881-898.

Callaway, R. M. 1994. Facilitative and interfering effects of
Arthrocnemum subterminale on winter annuals. Ecology 75: 681-686.


Bertness, M. D. and S. D. Hacker. 1994. Physical stress and positive
associations among marsh plants. American Naturalist 144: 363-372.

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