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Estuaries

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 165–172 | Cite as

Reply to B. E. lapointe and P. J. Barile (2004). Comment on J. C. Zieman, J. W. Fourqurean, and T. A. Frankovich. Seagrass Die-Off in Florida Bay: Long-term trends in abundance and growth of turtle grass,Thalassia testudinum. 1999. Estuaries 22: 460–470

  • Joseph C. Zieman
  • James W. Fourqurean
  • Thomas A. Frankovich
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Dissolve Inorganic Nitrogen Submerged Aquatic Vegetation South Florida Water Management District Seagrass Community Cultural Eutrophication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph C. Zieman
    • 1
  • James W. Fourqurean
    • 2
  • Thomas A. Frankovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville
  2. 2.Department of Biological Sciences and Southeast Environmental Research CenterFlorida International UniversityMiami

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