Facilitation cascades arise where primary foundation species facilitate secondary (dependent) foundation species and collectively, they increase habitat complexity and quality to enhance species richness and abundance. In this seminar, I will present results from field experiments, lab experiments, correlational studies and models that indicate facilitation cascades created by spatial overlap of cordgrass and ribbed mussel foundation species are powerful drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem resilience to climate change in southeastern US salt marshes.
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.