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Cape Cods Salt Marshes Are Under Threat
2013-01-26 05:59:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the iconic ecological features of Cape Cod in Massachusetts is the dominant form of coastal wetland in the region called salt marshes. Most typically, a salt marsh can be found behind a barrier beach and within estuarine systems. They have, over the previous 3,000 years, come into existence as a direct result of sea-level rise. Vegetation in the area primarily consists of saltmeadow cordgrass and, in lower marshes, smooth...

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2011-08-01 09:20:00

University of Georgia student Virginia Schutte describes how a summer in Taiwan gave her the opportunity to get to the bottom of an invasive species problem in mangrove forests there By Virginia G. W. Schutte, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia When I was offered a chance to study in Taiwan, I was very excited for the opportunity to do environmental research in a different part of the world. But, I was also nervous about living in Asia. My only experiences with Asian culture before...

2010-10-04 08:20:00

ALBANY, Ore., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on identifying plants and lawn grasses that thrive on less water, the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) today announced it has qualified two dozen varieties of drought-tolerant grasses in time for fall planting season. The non-profit organization, made up of leading researchers and seed producers, is dedicated to the discovery, evaluation and development of environmentally green landscape products that can go weeks without water....

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2010-08-16 13:33:51

Researchers measuring impacts of short- and long-term exposure in extensive Gulf Coast marshes As oil and dispersants wash ashore in coastal Louisiana salt marshes, what will their effects be on these sensitive ecosystems? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to scientist Eugene Turner of Louisiana State University and colleagues to measure the impacts on Gulf Coast salt marshes. The researchers will track short-term (at the current time, and again at three...

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2010-05-17 10:50:00

In 1988, a mysterious invader washed upon the New Jersey shore. The Asian shore crab likely arrived in ballast from commercial ships, and it found its new home to be quite agreeable. More than two decades later, the crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, has expanded its range along the Atlantic coast northward to Maine and southward to North Carolina. Its numbers continue to expand, and wildlife biologists have found them in greater densities along New England's cobbled shores. Another tale of an...

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2009-07-13 07:45:00

 Global warming may exact a toll on salt marshes in New England, but new research shows that one key constituent of marshes may be especially endangered. Pannes are waterlogged, low-oxygen zones of salt marshes. Despite the stresses associated with global warming, pannes are "plant diversity hotspots," according to Keryn Gedan, a graduate student and salt marsh expert at Brown University. At least a dozen species of plants known as forbs inhabit these natural depressions, Gedan said....

2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 22--With restrictions on watering still stringent in many Triangle communities, keeping lawns green can be a challenge -- especially as temperatures rise. But a lawn doesn't have to be green to be healthy, explained Dan Bowman, associate professor of crop science at N.C. State University. Bowman tends a lawn of his own at the corner of Tryon and Lake Wheeler roads in Raleigh. His lawn, at the Lake Wheeler field...


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2009-04-28 13:36:17

Blue Grama is an indigenous perennial grass in North America ranging in color from green to a greenish grey with a long life span in warm conditions. It can be found in southern parts of Canada through the Midwestern United States and down into Mexico. Blue grama can thrive in a variety of topographic regions and soil textures. The plant ranges in height from 6 to 12 inches with a root span of 12 to 18 inches growing from 3 to 6 feet deep. Blue Grama can be grown from seed, but the...

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