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SpatiaflyexplicitpopulationresponsesofcrayfishProcambarusallenito
potentialshiftsin vegetationdistribution in the marl marshesof
EvergladesNational Park, USA
CharlesA. Acostal& SueA. Peny2*
IDeportmentof Bioktgical Sciences,Northern KentuclcyLlniversity,Highland Heighx, KY 41099,U.S.A.
E mail: acostac@nku.edu
2SouthFloriclaNcrturqlResourcesCenter,Everghdes Ncttional.Park,40001StateRoad 9336,
Honestead,FL 33034, U.S.A.
Tel.:+ l -305-242-7885.Fax: + l-305 242 7836.E mail: sueperry@nps.gov
(*Authorfo r corresponclence)
Received6 March 2001: in rcvisedfbrm 26 Februarv2002: acceDtedl0 March 2002
Key words: vegetation, hydropattern, Florida Everglades, spatially explicit population model, crayfish,
Procambarusalleni
Abstract
Hydropatterndisturbancehashad wide-rangingimpactson wetlandcommunitiesof the Florida Everglades,espe
cially on thehabitatsandtheaquaticbiota ofthe seasonallyfloodedmarl marshes.We usedtheEvergladescrayfish
Procornbarusalleni asa model to studythe associationsamonghydrology,vegetationdistdbution,andpopulation
dynamicsto assessthe potentialimpactsof hydrologicalchangeson the aquaticfaunal community in Everglades
NationalPark.To classifybenthichabitatsassourcesor sinksfor thecrayfishpopulation,we quantifiedvegetation

  

Source: Acosta, Charles A. - Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology