Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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Year Published: 1998

Effects of vertebrate herbivores on soil processes, plant biomass, litter accumulation and soil elevation changes in a coastal marsh

1 Submergence of coastal wetlands in Louisiana is currently rapid and widespread. A number of factors contribute to this loss of habitat, including the activities of herbivores. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of large mammals, predominantly nutria and wild boar, on processes controlling soil elevation in coastal marshes.2...

Ford, Mark; Grace, James B.

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Factors influencing cattail abundance in the northern Everglades

Since the early 1900s, the Everglades have been influenced by anthropogenic actions including altered hydrology and increased nutrient loading. In the northern Everglades an apparent effect of these disturbances has been the development and proliferation of dense cattail (Typha spp. ) stands in areas previously dominated by sawgrass (Cladium...

Newman, S.; Schuette, J.; Grace, James B.; Rutchey, K.; Fontaine, T.; Reddy, K.R.; Pietrucha, M.

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Recommended changes in common fish names: pikeminnow to replace squawfish (Ptychocheilus spp.)

Nelson, Joseph S.; Crossman, Edwin J.; Espinosa-Perez, Hector; Gilbert, Carter R.; Lea, Robert N.; Williams, James D.

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Resource management of forested wetlands: Hurricane impact and recovery mapped by combining Landsat TM and NOAA AVHRR data

A temporal suite of NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) images, transformed into a vegetation biomass indicator, was combined with a single-date classification of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) to map the association between forest type and hurricane effects. Hurricane effects to the forested wetland included an abrupt decrease and...

Ramsey III, Elijah; Chappell, D.K.; Jacobs, Dennis M.; Sapkota, Sijan; Baldwin, D.G.

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Coastal Louisiana

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Gosselink, James G.; Coleman, J.; Stewart, Robert E.

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Natural establishment of woody species on abandoned agricultural fields in the lower Mississippi Valley: first- and second-year results

The natural establishment of woody seedlings on abandoned agricultural fields was investigated at sites in Louisiana and Mississippi. Series of disked and undisked plots originating at forest edges and oriented in cardinal directions were established on fields at each site. During the firest 2 years, seedling recruitment was dominated by sweetgum...

Allen, J.A.; McCoy, J.W.; Keeland, B.D.
Natural establishment of woody species on abandoned agricultural fields in the lower Mississippi Valley: first- and second-year results; 1998; Federal Government Series; 20; Federal Government Series; Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference; Allen, J. A.; McCoy, J. W.; Keeland, B. D.

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Classifying coastal resources by integrating optical and radar imagery and color infrared photography

A progressive classification of a marsh and forest system using Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM), color infrared (CIR) photograph, and ERS-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data improved classification accuracy when compared to classification using solely TM reflective band data. The classification resulted in a detailed identification of differences...

Ramsey, Elijah W.; Nelson, Gene A.; Sapkota, Sijan

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Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks

This edition of Common and Scientific Names of Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks represents the efforts of 15 molluscan taxonomic specialists in compiling a comprehensive checklist of the mollusks found in North America and Canada and their vernacular names. Built upon the success of the first edition, the authors have...

Turgeon, D. D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E. V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P. M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C. F. E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D.