Species richness/cover

Connecticut

5

>10

Confer and Niering (1992); freshwater marshes

 

Illinois

2

>7

Mitsch and Flanagan (1996); fresh marsh

Native plant species

Portland, Oregon

51

>5

Magee et al. (1999); fresh marshes

Ratio above- to below-ground biomass

North Carolina

1

10

Broome et al. (1986)

Below-ground biomass

Texas

14

10

Shafer and Streever (2000); salt marsh

Three taxa

Metanalysis

12–14

>10

Streever (2000); coastal dredge sites

3. Fish and fisheries

Finfish number, biomass

California

1

>2

Chamberlain and Barnhart (1993); salt marsh

Finfish number

California

1

5

Zedler (1990)

Fish species number

Florida

21

10

Roberts (1991)

Fish and shrimp

North Carolina

Review

<3

Fonseca et al. (1990); sea grasses

Marsh resident fish biomass

North Carolina

3

>3

Minello (2000)

Marsh fisheries species

Texas

 

>6

Rulifson (1991); salt marsh

Biomass and number of finfish and shrimp

Florida

1

>2

Moy and Levin (1991); planted salt marsh from uplands

4. Marsh invertebrates

Marsh infauna number

North Carolina

1

>3

Moy and Levin (1991); planted salt marsh from re-graded uplands

 

California

4

>5

Zedler and Langis (1991); salt marsh

Marsh infauna biomass

North Carolina

1

2

Cammen (1976); salt marsh

Marsh infauna biomass

North Carolina

1

1

Cammen (1976); salt marsh

Marsh infauna biomass

North Carolina

7

>25

Craft (2000)

Marsh infauna species, and species proportions

North Carolina

7

<17

Sacco et al. (1994); planted salt marsh

 

California

4

>5

Zedler and Langis (1991); salt marsh

Marsh infauna species number and biomass

North Carolina

7

>17

Sacco et al. (1994); fresh marsh



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