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Impacts of marsh management on coastal-marsh bird habitats

Studies in Avian Biology

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Greenberg R.Maldonado J.E.Droege S.McDonald M.V.

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Abstract

The effects of habitat-management practices in coastal marshes have been poorly evaluated. We summarize the extant literature concerning whether these manipulations achieve their goals and the effects of these manipulations on target (i.e., waterfowl and waterfowl food plants) and non-target organisms (particularly coastal-marsh endemics). Although we focus on the effects of marsh management on birds, we also summarize the scant literature concerning the impacts of marsh manipulations on wildlife such as small mammals and invertebrates. We address three common forms of anthropogenic marsh disturbance: prescribed fire, structural marsh management, and open-marsh water management. We also address marsh perturbations by native and introduced vertebrates.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Impacts of marsh management on coastal-marsh bird habitats
Series title:
Studies in Avian Biology
ISBN:
0943610702; 9780943610702
Issue:
32
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Studies in Avian Biology
First page:
155
Last page:
175
Number of Pages:
21