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Articles are in reverse chronological order.

Alber, Merryl and Zane Cress (2013). Plant and Soil Analysis from Vegetative Dieback Areas. In process.

McFarlin, Caroline and Merryl Alber (2013). Foliar DMSO:DMSP ratio and metal content as indicators of stress in Spartina alterniflora. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 474:1-13. (external link to full report here)

McFarlin, Caroline, T. Dale Bishop, Mark Hester, and Merryl Alber (2013). Context-dependent effects of the loss of a foundation species on salt marsh invertebrate communities. In process.

McFarlin, Caroline and Merryl Alber (2013). Salt marsh dieback in Georgia: Ten years of observations. In process.

Palomo, Laura, Christof Meile, and Samantha Joye (2013). Drought impacts on biogeochemistry and microbial processes in salt marsh sediments: a flow-through reactor approach. Biogeochemistry 112:389-407. (external link to full report here)

Angelini, Christine and Brian Sillman (2012). Patch Size-Dependent Community Recovery After Massive Disturbance. Ecology, 93(1): 101-110. (external link to full report here)

Hughes, Andrea L.H., Alicia M. Wilson, and James T. Morris (2012). Hydrologic variability in a salt marsh: Assessing the links between drought and acute marsh dieback. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 111:95-106. (external link to full report here)

Husband, Joseph, Ronald P. Kiene, and Timothy D. Sherman (2012). Oxidation of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) in response to oxidative stress in Spartina alterniflora and protection of a non-DMSP producing grass by exogenous DMSP + acrylate. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 79:44– 48. (external link to full report here)

McFarlin, Caroline (2012). Salt Marsh Dieback in Georgia: Seven Years of Observations in: Salt Marsh Dieback: The Response of Spartina alterniflora to Disturbances and the Consequences for Marsh Invertebrates. Dissertation, The University of Georgia. (external link to full report here)

Franklin, Chandrasekaran (2012). Early Detection of Marsh Dieback and Characterization of Potential Causes. Coastal Incentive Grant 2010-2012 Final Report. (external link to full report here; must enter "Franklin" as Principal Investigator as search term)

Gaeta, Jereme and Matthew Kornis (2011). Stem Borer Frequency and Composition in Healthy Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) and Dieback Zones in a Southern Atlantic Coast Salt Marsh. Estuaries and Coasts, 34:1078-1083. (external link to full report here)

Kiehn, Whitney and James Morris (2010). Variability in dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) concentrations in Spartina alterniflora and the effect on Littoraria irrorata. Mar Ecol Prog Ser., 406: 47–55. (external link to full report here)

Alber, Merryl, Erick M. Swenson, Susan C. Adamowicz, and Irving A. Mendelssohn (2008). Salt Marsh Dieback: An overview of recent events in the US. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 80(1): 1-11. (external link to full report here)

Frischer, Marc (2007). Microbial Indexing of Saltmarsh Health and Recovery: Development of a Health/Productivity Scale. Coastal Incentive Grant 2006-2007 Final Report. (external link to full report here; must enter "Frischer" as Principal Investigator as search term)

Smith, S. M., (2006). Report on Salt Marsh Dieback on Cape Cod. National Park Service Report. 76 pp. (external link to full report here, PDF)

Ogburn, M. B., and M. Alber, (2006). An Investigation of Salt Marsh Dieback in Georgia using Field Transplants. Estuaries and Coasts. 29(1):54-62. (Abstract, external link to journal's website)

Edwards, K. R., S. E. Travis, and C. E. Proffitt, (2005). Genetic Impacts of a Large-scale Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) Dieback and Recovery in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries. 28(2):204-214.
(Abstract, external link to journal's website)

Alexander, H. D. and K. H. Dunton (2002). Freshwater Inundation Effects on Emergent Vegetation of a Hypersaline Salt Marsh. Estuaries 25(6B): 1426-1435.

Dunton, K. H., B. Hardegee and T. E. Whitledge (2001). Response of Estuarine Marsh Vegetation to Interannual Variations in Precipitation. Estuaries 24(6A): 851-861.

Silliman, B. R. and J. C. Zieman (2001). Top-down Control of Spartina alterniflora Production by Periwinkle Grazing in a Virginia Salt Marsh. Ecology 82(10): 2830-2845.

Wijte, A. H. B. M. and J. L. Gallagher (1991). "The Importance of Dead and Young Live Shoots of Spartina alterniflora (Posceae) in a Mid-latitude Salt Marsh for Overwintering and Recoverability of Underground Reserves. Bot. Gaz. 152(4): 509-513.

Craft, C. B., S. W. Broome and E. D. Seneca (1988). Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Organic Carbon Pools in Natural and Transplanted Marsh Soils. Estuaries 11(4): 272-280.

Mendelssohn, I. A. and K. L. McKee (1988). Spartina alterniflora Die-back in Louisiana: Time course investigation of soil waterlogging effects. Journal of Ecology 76: 509-521.

{Thanks to Rick Linthurst for making us aware of his previous work on dieback.}

Linthurst, R. A., and Udo Blum (1981). Growth modifications of Spartina alterniflora Loisel by the interaction of pH and salinity under controlled conditions. J. Expt. Mar. Biol. 55:207-218.

Shew, D. M., R. A., Linthurst, and E. D. Seneca (1981). Comparison of production computation in a southeastern North Carolina Spartina alterniflora salt marsh. Estuaries 4:97-109.

Gallagher, J. L., R. J. Reimold, R. A. Linthurst, and W. J. Pfeiffer (1980). Aerial production, mortality, and mineral accumulation-export dynamics in Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus plants stands in a Georgia salt march. Ecology 61:303-312.

Linthurst, R. A. (1980). An evaluation of aeration, nitrogen, pH, and salinity as factors affecting Spartina alterniflora growth: a summary. Pages 235-247. In: Estuarine Perspectives, Victor S. Kennedy (ed.). Academic Press, New York.

Linthurst, R. A. (1980). A growth comparison of Spartina alterniflora Loisel. ecophenes under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Amer. J. Bot. 67:883-887.

Linthurst, R. A., and E. D. Seneca (1980). The effects of standing water and drainage potential on the Spartina alterniflora-substrate complex in a North Carolina salt marsh. Est. Coast. Mar. Sci.11:41-52.

Linthurst, R. A., and E. D. Seneca (1980). Dieback of salt-water cordgrass Spartina alterniflora Loisel in the Lower Cape Fear Estuary of North Carolina: An experimental approach to reestablishment. Env.Cons. 7:59-66.

Linthurst, R. A. (1979). The effects of aeration on the growth of Spartina alterniflora Loisel. Amer. J. Bot. 66:685-691.

Linthurst, R. A., and R. J. Reimold (1978). An evaluation of methods for estimating the net aerial primary productivity of estuarine angiosperms. J. App. Ecol. 15:919-931.

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