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Habitat value of man-made coastal marshes in Florida

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Date Issued:
1991
Summary:
Twenty-two man-made coastal marshes of various ages were studied to determine their similarity to natural marshes. The majority of the sites were dominated Spartina alterniflora. Sites were located throughout northern and central Florida and ranged in age from approximately 1 to 10 years. The focus of the study was on the fish and wildlife habitat value provided by created wetlands. Vegetation characteristics were highly variable, but sites that were properly planned, constructed, and maintained served as viable habitat for animals normally associated with coastal marsh systems. Factors influencing site use by various animal groups and suggestions for future mitigation efforts are discussed.
Title: Habitat value of man-made coastal marshes in Florida.
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Name(s): Roberts, Thomas H.
Wetlands Research Program (U.S.)
United States Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1991]
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Available from National Technical Information Service
Place of Publication: [Vicksburg, Miss.
Springfield, Va.
Physical Form: print
Extent: x, 42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: Twenty-two man-made coastal marshes of various ages were studied to determine their similarity to natural marshes. The majority of the sites were dominated Spartina alterniflora. Sites were located throughout northern and central Florida and ranged in age from approximately 1 to 10 years. The focus of the study was on the fish and wildlife habitat value provided by created wetlands. Vegetation characteristics were highly variable, but sites that were properly planned, constructed, and maintained served as viable habitat for animals normally associated with coastal marsh systems. Factors influencing site use by various animal groups and suggestions for future mitigation efforts are discussed.
Identifier: 24878930 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0307 (IID)
Note(s): by Thomas H. Roberts.
"September 1991."
Cover title.
Sponsoring/monitoring agency: US Army Engineer District, Jacksonville.
At head of title:
Bibliography: p. 41-42.
Final report.
Subject(s): Constructed wetlands -- Florida -- Evaluation
Wetland ecology -- Florida
Wetlands -- Florida -- Evaluation
Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center documents
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0307
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Wetlands Research Program technical report ; WRP-RE-2.