Plant Ecology

, Volume 212, Issue 3, pp 451–460 | Cite as

Refuge effects of Juncus effusus in grazed, subtropical wetland plant communities

  • Elizabeth H. Boughton
  • Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio
  • Patrick J. Bohlen
Article

Abstract

Keywords

Facilitation Herbivory Plant–plant interactions Stress gradients 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank R. Boughton, A. Peterson, and MAERC interns for help in the setup of this experiment. We are grateful to G. Lollis, BIR staff, and Archbold Biological Station for valuable logistical support. E.H.B. was supported by an U.S.A. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship. Society of Wetlands Scientists Student Research Grants and The Florida Native Plant Society also provided valuable funding. Additional support was through USDA CSREES National Research Initiative—Managed Ecosystems Program, Grant 2006-35101-17204). This article is contribution number 130 from the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth H. Boughton
    • 1
  • Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio
    • 1
  • Patrick J. Bohlen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Graduate Program in Conservation BiologyUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research CenterLake PlacidUSA

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