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Title: Propagation and use of Spartina alterniflora for shoreline erosion abatement
Authors: North Carolina State University. Soil Science Department.
Woodhouse, W. W. (William Walton), 1910-
Seneca, E. D.
Broome, S. W. (Stephen White), 1945-
Keywords: Beach erosion
Erosion abatement
Shoreline stabilization
Spartina alterniflora
Marsh vegetation
North Carolina
Marsh ecology
Shore protection
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 76-2.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Experimental plantings to stabilize eroding shorelines in Bogue Sound in 1974 were successful. Better stands were produced on sites subject to severe wave stress by reducing transplant spacing to 1.5 to 2 feet apart. Rhizomes without well-developed culms attached were worth less as propagules within the intertidal zone. Seeding was unsuccessful due to exposure to excessive wave energy .
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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