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- Battaglia, L.L.; Denslow, J.S.; Hargis, T.G.
- Journal of coastal research 2007 v.23 no.6 pp. 1580-1587
- marshes; freshwater; plant communities; woody plants; herbaceous plants; species diversity; shrubs; density; plant establishment; vegetation structure; invasive species; Triadica sebifera; Morella cerifera; Alternanthera philoxeroides; Salvinia molesta; Bryopsida; ecological succession; Louisiana
- ... Floating freshwater marsh communities (flotant) in the Mississippi Deltaic Plain are composed of vegetation rooted in an organic mat that detaches from the underlying mineral substrate and shifts vertically as water levels below rise and drop. Unlike attached marshes dominated by herbaceous species, floating marsh mats are free from the stress of inundation, enabling establishment of woody species ...