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Animal Sciences

Aquatic plants

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Biophysical Interactions In Prairie Pothole Wetlands Of Iowa: Consequences For Macroinvertebrate Assemblages And Ecosystem Condition, Kristine Maurer Jan 2013

Biophysical Interactions In Prairie Pothole Wetlands Of Iowa: Consequences For Macroinvertebrate Assemblages And Ecosystem Condition, Kristine Maurer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Wetlands are capable of supporting diverse assemblages of plants and animals, and performing various ecosystem services (e.g., waterfowl production, flood mitigation). However, the capacity of a wetland to perform these functions is dependent upon its condition (i.e., ecosystem condition, integrity, or health). Wetland condition is affected and reflected by internal (within-system) biophysical features, and interactions among these features. To protect and effectively manage wetlands, it is essential that we identify reliable determinants and indicators of wetland condition. As a result of the inherent complexity of wetland ecosystem interactions, this knowledge is difficult to obtain. The objectives of this ...