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Published by Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, N.Y .
Written in English



  • New York (State),
  • Long Island.


  • Spartina alterniflora -- New York (State),
  • Tides -- New York (State) -- Long Island.,
  • Salt marshes -- New York (State) -- Long Island.,
  • Wetland conservation -- New York (State) -- Long Island.,
  • Plant indicators -- New York (State) -- Long Island.,
  • Plant ecology -- New York (State) -- Long Island.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: leaves 76-81.

Statementby Lorraine Lagna, under the direction of O. W. Terry.
LC ClassificationsQK495.G74 L28
The Physical Object
Pagination105 leaves :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4694302M
LC Control Number77620697

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  Abstract. An analysis of data relating Spartina alterniflora Loisel. to tidal elevations along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts demonstrated that although this species is primarily confined to the intertidal zone, its elevational limits. of occurrence do not correspond to a consistent elevation relative to a tidal datum in all marsh by: Spartina alterniflora with high tolerance to salt stress changes vegetation including long‐term remote sensing and ground surveys have been performed to examine vegetation dynamics and the relationship between the performance of plants and soil pore water salinity. The zones below the mean neap‐tide water level have a medium. to approximately 1 meter from mean low lower water (MLLW) as seen in Willapa Bay, Washington (Sayce, ). Salinity range: Optimal salinity for S. alterniflora is ppt, but it may tolerate salinities as high as ppt (Landin, ). ————————————————————— S. alterniflora is an invasive species now commonly found in marshes of South San Francisco File Size: 2MB. n all waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the lands underneath, from the normal high water mark on shore to the state's official boundary three miles offshore; n all navigable natural water bodies and the lands underneath, to the normal high watermark on shore (a body of water is considered navigable if you can float a canoe in it).File Size: 1MB.

water levels. Optimum water depths for establishing plants are 1fl to 18fl. Plantings in deeper water have been successful, however plants are slow to anchor and vegetative cover is sparse. Consequently, plants are more prone to washout, and minimal shoreline protection is achieved. Smooth cordgrass is adapted to a wide range of soils. Spartina foliosa Spartina alterniflora/hybrids F IELD CHARACTERISTICS • Forms initially as round clones, eventually es- tablishing dense stands or meadows • Stems cm tall, mm wide • Stems solitary or in small clumps • Leaf sheaths at base of culms are a range of shades of maroon color at the base • Leaf blades cm long, mm wide.   Connecticut Salt-marsh vegetation Spartina alterniflora Spartina patens Distichlis spicata Juncus gerardi Discriminant analysis Marsh surface elevation Mean high water. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check by: Start studying Chapter 11 Quiz Final Exam. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Semi-enclosed coastal bodies of water which receive essentially no inflow of fresh water are called _____. Spartina alterniflora does not grow in the high marsh because _____.

between Mean High Water Neap tides (MHWN) and Mean High Water Spring tides (MHWS). This area comprises mud-flats and salt marsh (Hammond and Cooper ). Alien distribution History of introduction and geographical spread It is thought that the North American smooth cord-grass (Spartina alterniflora) was originallyCited by: The marsh is currently accreting with the mean high water level advancing seaward at a rate of about m per year and the sediment accreting vertically at a rate of –10 m per year, on average. Along the elevation gradient, vegetation extends about 10 km from the lowest mudflat to a Phragmites australis community located near a reclamation dike (Fig. 1).Cited by: 4.   Zone 2: Spartina alterniflora A. General Information: Salt-water Cord Grass is the dominant organism here. It is able to out-compete other species because of its ability to tolerate daily exposure to seawater, move essential oxygen to the roots through a series of channels that extend from leaf to root, and its ability to quickly occupy available space by extending . mean high tide and above. Planting at an excessively low elevation will result in failure due to drowning and/or uprooting where wave energy is too high. Plantings in deeper water have been successful, but plants are slow to anchor and vegetative cover is sparse. Optimum water depths for establishing plants are 1 to 18 Size: 56KB.