Location data with corresponding habitat class (managed vs tidal marsh) and habitat type (permanent pond, seasonal pond, channel, or marshland) for waterfowl utilizing the Suisun Marsh region of California with species, sex, season and date information.
These data support the following publication:
Casazza, M.L., McDuie, F., Jones, S., Lorenz, A.A., Overton, C.T., Yee, J., Feldheim, C.L., Ackerman, J.T. and Thorne, K.M., 2021. Waterfowl use of wetland habitats informs wetland restoration designs for multi-species benefits. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58(9), pp.1910-1920. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13845.
|Title||Suisun Tidal Marsh Duck Use Dataset|
|Authors||Cory T Overton, Michael L Casazza, Fiona P McDuie, Scott F Jones|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Western Ecological Research Center|
These data support the following publication.
Suisun Marsh provides critical habitat for wintering and breeding waterbirds in California. USGS WERC collaborates with the California Department of Water Resources to examine trends in bird declines and to assess the habitat factors driving long-term survival of waterfowl, rails, and other birds in this important area.
These data support the following publication.Extensive global estuarine wetland losses have prompted intensive focus on restoration of these habitats. In California, substantial tracts of freshwater, brackish and tidal wetlands have been lost. Given the anthropogenic footprint of development and urbanization in this region, wetland restoration must rely on conversion of existing habitat types rather than adding new wetlands. These restoratio