Wetlands; Vegetation; Wildlife
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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Weller, Milton W. and Voigts, David K.
"Changes in the Vegetation and Wildlife Use of a Small Prairie Wetland Following a Drought,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 90:
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol90/iss2/5