Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWhite, Susan
dc.contributor.authorAlber, Merryl
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-17T01:59:52Z
dc.date.available2013-07-17T01:59:52Z
dc.date.issued2003-04
dc.identifier.isbn0935835083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48430
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractChanges in freshwater inflow can cause changes in the distribution and diversity of marsh vegetation in estuarine habitats. In the fall of 2002 bankside vegetation was surveyed along the 24 km length of the Altamaha River estuary (n= 14 sites). Sites were quantified for multiple plant and edaphic parameters, including plant density, height, and tiller diameter. In this paper we present the characteristics of the bankside marsh vegetation as they change along the estuarine salinity gradient, and evaluate the use of a proportional relationship between two marsh grasses, Spartina cynosuroides and S. alterniflora, as a way to identify a transition line between salt and brackish marsh communities. S. alterniflora densities were greatest at the mouth of the estuary and decreased upstream and S. cynosuroides densities showed the opposite pattern, but there was not a well defined transition between these two plant communities. The percent S. cynosuroides cover along the estuary is a potentially useful way to document the response of the estuary to changing amounts of freshwater inflow.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2003. Groundwater, Coast and Altamaha Riveren_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectAltamaha River estuaryen_US
dc.subjectMarsh vegetationen_US
dc.subjectSalt marshen_US
dc.subjectBrackish marshen_US
dc.titleSpartina Species Zonation along the Altamaha River Estuaryen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Marine Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US
dc.embargo.termsnullen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record