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Interactive effects of salinity and inundation on native Spartina foliosa, invasive S. densiflora and their hybrid from San Francisco Estuary, California
Annals of Botany
  • Blanca Gallego-Trevar
  • Brenda J. Grewell, University of California, Davis
  • Caryn J. Futrell, University of California, Davis
  • Rebecca E Drenovsky, John Carroll University
  • Jesus M. Castillo, Universidad de Sevilla
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2019
Disciplines
Abstract

Sea level rise (SLR) associated with climate change is intensifying permanent submersion and salinity in salt marshes. In this scenario, hybridization between native and invasive species may result in hybrids having greater tolerance of abiotic stress factors than their parents. Thus, understanding the responses of native and invasive halophytes and their hybrids to interacting physiological stresses imposed by SLR is key to native species conservation. We analysed how salinity, inundation depth and their interaction impact the functional traits of native and invasive cordgrass species and their hybrid (genus Spartina; Poaceae).

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Blanca Gallego-Trevar, Brenda J. Grewell, Caryn J. Futrell, Rebecca E Drenovsky, et al.. "Interactive effects of salinity and inundation on native Spartina foliosa, invasive S. densiflora and their hybrid from San Francisco Estuary, California" Annals of Botany (2019)
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