Initial Biotic Survey of Lisbon Bottom, Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Biological Science Report 2000-0001
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The 2,300-acre Lisbon Bottom Unit, located in central Missouri, became part of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (NFWR) after the Great Flood of 1993 devastated the Unit's farmland and network of levees. As a result, interdisciplinary studies were initiated through collaboration among various researches, universities, and State and Federal conservation agencies to investigate the short-term effects of the flood and to expand information about the Missouri River and flood-plain systems. The studies included in these chapters investigate diverse aspects of Lisbon Bottom Unit's physical setting and biota and provide baseline information that managers can use to assess restoration efforts on Lisbon Bottom and other units of the Big Muddy NFWR.

Suggested Citation

D.D. Humburg and Burke, V.J., editors. 1999. Initial Biotic Survey of Lisbon Bottoms, Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR—2000-0001. 76 pp.

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1: Physical Setting
  • Chapter 2: Post-flood Vegetation Communities
  • Chapter 3: Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
  • Chapter 4: Fishes of Missouri River, Chute, and Flood-Plain Habitats
  • Chapter 5: Waterbirds
  • Chapter 6: Herpetofauna
  • Chapter 7: Mammals

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Initial biotic survey of Lisbon Bottom, Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
Series title Biological Science Report
Series number 2000-0001
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description viii, 76 p.
Country United States
State Missouri
Other Geospatial Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Lisbon Bottom Unit
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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