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On incorporating fire into our thinking about natural ecosystems: A response to Saha and Howe

American Naturalist

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Abstract

The distribution and abundance of the red-jointed fiddler crab, Uca minax, was related to the distribution of marsh plants within a Virginia estuary. The crab was found in association with 15 species of marsh phanerogams, occurring with five plant species more than 20 percent of the time. These plants were Spartina alterniflora, Scirpus robustus, Distichlis spicata, Spartina patens, and Spartina cynosuroides. Densities ranged from 0-76 burrows per square meter, mean densities being 7.88 within the brackish-water marsh and 14.35 within the salt-water marsh. The crab was not obtained by sampling the freshwater marsh.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
On incorporating fire into our thinking about natural ecosystems: A response to Saha and Howe
Series title:
American Naturalist
Volume
158
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
p. 664-670
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Naturalist
First page:
664
Last page:
670
Number of Pages:
7