Anthony S. Tate and Loretta L. Battaglia Community disassembly and reassembly following experimental storm surge and wrack application Journal of Vegetation Science 24
Climate change may produce more intense hurricanes with storm surges that reach more inland plant communities. Substantial amounts of dead herbaceous and woody plant material, collectively called wrack, are deposited on the landward edge of storm surges. The salinity stress inflicted by storm surge and the burial effect of wrack cause significant vegetation shifts in coastal pine savanna ecosystems.
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