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Algal pigments, meiofauna, and macrofauna from two edaphic salt marsh microhabitats in Galveston Bay, Texas, USA
(, 2001 Dec)
Small-scale spatial patterns in abundance on the salt marsh surface were examined by comparing microalgal pigment concentrations and densities of meiofauna and macrofauna between interculm and interplant microhabitats in ...
Nekton in Gulf Coast wetlands: Fine-scale distributions, landscape patterns, and restoration implications
(, 2002 Apr)
Many decapod crustaceans and fishes are common inhabitants of flooded salt marshes in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, but spatial distributions are uneven, and population sizes are difficult to estimate. We measured ...
The distribution of benthic infauna of a Texas salt marsh in relation to the marsh edge
(, 2002 Dec)
Coastal salt marshes in the northern Gulf of Mexico are often highly fragmented, with a large amount of marsh edge, the interface between the vegetated marsh surface and shallow open water. Nekton predators, including many ...
An Assessment of Potential Oil Spill Damage to Salt Marsh Habitats and Fishery Resources in Galveston Bay, Texas
(, 2000 Dec)
We sampled nekton, benthic infauna, and sediments in salt marshes of upper Galveston Bay, Texas to examine relationships between habitat use and sediment hydrocarbon concentration. Most marsh sediment samples were contaminated ...
The Importance of Edge for Natant Macrofauna in A Created Salt-Marsh
(, 1994 Sep)
The relationship between marsh edge and animal use was examined in a planted Spartina alterniflora marsh located in the Galveston Bay system of Texas. A completely randomized block experimental design was used with each ...
Use of natural and created Spartina alterniflora salt marshes by fishery species and other aquatic fauna in Galveston Bay, Texas, USA
We compared densities of nekton and infauna among 5 natural and 10 created (3 to 15 yr in age) salt marshes in the Galveston Bay system of Texas to test whether these marshes were functionally equivalent. Decapod crustaceans ...