Impacts of marsh management on coastal-marsh bird habitats

Symposium held at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland October 2002 PDF on file: 6654_Mitchell.pdf
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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.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Impacts of marsh management on coastal-marsh bird habitats
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher Cooper Ornithological Society
Publisher location Camarillo, CA
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 339
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Terrestrial vertebrates of tidal marshes: evolution, ecology, and conservation
First page 155
Last page 175