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Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Environmental Sciences

1993

Birds

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The Influence Of Wetland Age On Bird And Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Use Of Restored Iowa Wetlands , Kristin Leigh Vanrees-Siewert Jan 1993

The Influence Of Wetland Age On Bird And Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Use Of Restored Iowa Wetlands , Kristin Leigh Vanrees-Siewert

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Restoration of damaged, lost, and fragmented natural ecosystems is a goal of many public and private conservation organizations, and has become an increasing part of natural resource management. Restoration of wetland habitats has received considerable interest due in part to the dramatic loss of wetland habitat (Dahl 1990), regional decline of waterfowl populations, financial incentives for private landowners to restore former wetland basins (Wetlands Reserve Programs, conservation Reserve Program), and heightened public awareness of wetland functions and values. More than 10,000 drained basins in the Prairie Pothole region of the united states have been restored to wetland conditions since ...