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- Koppel, Johan van de, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Science 2005 v.310 no.5755 pp. 1803-1806
- salt marshes; drought; die-off; herbivores; snails; plant ecology; community ecology; salt marsh plants; Georgia
- ... Salt marshes in the southeastern United States have recently experienced massive die-off, one of many examples of widespread degradation in marine and coastal ecosystems. Although intense drought is thought to be the primary cause of this die-off, we found snail grazing to be a major contributing factor. Survey of marsh die-off areas in three states revealed high-density fronts of snails on die-of ...