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invasion of Sphaeroma terebrans, a marine isopod, on pond apple (Annona glabra) trees in a tidally influenced freshwater forested wetland

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2001
Summary:
Saltwater intrusion is threatening coastal wetlands through alteration of the natural communities leading to native species loss. In southern Florida, the Pond Apple Slough is experiencing tidally driven saltwater intrusion, which is thought to be responsible for the invasion of a marine isopod, Sphaeroma terebrans, into the native, dominant pond apple trees. The isopod appears to be responsible for the death of pond apple trees in the site. The isopod's distribution on trees within the slough appears to be controlled by the period of inundation and distance from the source of saltwater. Restriction of tidal water entering the site may limit the isopod's distribution on the pond apple trees.
Title: The invasion of Sphaeroma terebrans, a marine isopod, on pond apple (Annona glabra) trees in a tidally influenced freshwater forested wetland.
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Name(s): Taylor, Molly Kathleen.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2001
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 43 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Saltwater intrusion is threatening coastal wetlands through alteration of the natural communities leading to native species loss. In southern Florida, the Pond Apple Slough is experiencing tidally driven saltwater intrusion, which is thought to be responsible for the invasion of a marine isopod, Sphaeroma terebrans, into the native, dominant pond apple trees. The isopod appears to be responsible for the death of pond apple trees in the site. The isopod's distribution on trees within the slough appears to be controlled by the period of inundation and distance from the source of saltwater. Restriction of tidal water entering the site may limit the isopod's distribution on the pond apple trees.
Identifier: 9780493239217 (isbn), 12818 (digitool), FADT12818 (IID), fau:9693 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2001.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Sphaeroma
Annona
Saltwater encroachment
Wetland ecology
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