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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Wetlands; Vegetation; Wildlife

Abstract

Several transect methods were used to study marsh vegetation resulting from drought-induced mud flats of a 1.7-ha wetland in northwestern Iowa. All three methods produced comparable results, but point-count and interval transects were most rapid and reflected submergent and floating as well as emergent plants. Most wet meadow plants were eliminated in about three years, whereas shallow marsh and deep marsh species survived until muskrats eliminated all emergent plants. Both vegetation and wildlife responses were typical of shallow prairie wetlands of the region.

Publication Date

June 1983

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

90

Issue

2

First Page

50

Last Page

54

Copyright

© Copyright 1983 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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