November 21, 2019

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    Effects of deer exclusion on plant recovery in dune ecosystems after a severe coastal storm

    The dunes of barrier islands erode during storm events but they also prevent damage to inland ecosystems. For these dunes to function in this way, vegetation recovery between storm events is essential. Characteristic of dune-building grasses, growth of roots and shoots increases as sand accumulates at the base, forming a new dune over time. Factors […] More