Biodiversity http://wunc.org en Duke Study: Salt Marshes Depend On Crabs, Snails And Fungus For Preservation http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-salt-marshes-depend-crabs-snails-and-fungus-preservation <p></p><p>A new study from Duke University shows the importance of maintaining key species to support biodiversity.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Researchers manipulated the populations of crabs, snails and fungus in a salt marsh in Georgia.&nbsp; Brian Silliman is an associate professor of marine conservation biology at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment.&nbsp; He says each species provides an important function in preserving the marsh.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:38:01 +0000 Eric Hodge 28010 at http://wunc.org Duke Study: Salt Marshes Depend On Crabs, Snails And Fungus For Preservation