This video will show students the benefits of species diversity within coastal salt marshes and how this diversity makes the marsh stronger. Dr. Randall Hughes is interested in what makes a salt marsh less susceptible to disturbances, such as drought. She wants to know how diversity can make a marsh stronger. In this video, she looks at species diversity- the number of species in a salt marsh- to determine what combinations of plants and animals make for a productive ecosystem
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