Retreating Marsh Shoreline Creates Hotspots of High-Marsh Plant Diversity

Retreating Marsh Shoreline Creates Hotspots of High-Marsh Plant Diversity

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Elsey-Quirk, T., Mariotti, G., Valentine, K., Raper, K. 2019. Retreating Marsh Shoreline Creates Hotspots of High-Marsh Plant Diversity. Nature, Scientific Reports. 9, Number 5795.

Coastal, Sediment, Wetlands, Aquatic community, Diversity, Marsh, Shoreline

This study monitored the species composition of marsh vegetation at various shoreline points in Delaware Bay (U.S.). The results indicate that gradients in wave stress (erosion), bed elevation, and sediment deposition affect the species composition of marsh plants. The study also includes a plant competition model, which shows that the disturbances associated with sedimentation are necessary for high marsh species to outcompete mid-marsh grasses.

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