Pattern and Process in Arid-Region Salt Marshes — Southern California

  • Christopher P. Onuf
  • Joy B. Zedler


Salt marshes of the moist eastern United States have been long and often the subject of studies of ecosystem function. In comparison, ecological investigations of arid-region salt marshes are recent and limited. This review relies primarily on research from the last decade in southern California. The results contradict several paradigms of ecosystem function that have emerged from research in the eastern United States. Key differences in the salt marshes between the regions provide insights about the governing process.


Salt Marsh Lower Marsh Tidal Exchange Salt Marsh Vegetation Estuarine Wetland 
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  • Christopher P. Onuf
  • Joy B. Zedler

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