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Invasive herbivory: resident Canada geese and the decline of wild rice along the tidal Patuxent River

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Abstract

While concern grows over the increasing numbers of exotic mute swans (Cygnus olor) on the Chesapeake Bay, less attention seems to be given to the highly familiar and native Canada goose (Branta canadensis) which has over time developed unprecedented nonmigratory, or resident, populations. Although nuisance flocks of Canada geese have been well advertised at city parks, athletic fields, and golf courses over the past three decades, recent expansion of populations to an estimated one million birds in the Atlantic Flyway, and to over 100,000 in Maryland, carries a threat of broader ecological consequences.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Invasive herbivory: resident Canada geese and the decline of wild rice along the tidal Patuxent River
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
vii, 59
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Mute swans and their Chesapeake Bay habitats: proceedings of a symposium
First page:
37
Last page:
38