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Invertebrates in Managed Waterfowl Marshes
Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands (2016)
  • Joshua D. Stafford, United States Geological Survey
  • Adam K. Janke, South Dakota State University
  • Elisabeth B. Webb, United States Geological Survey
  • Steven R. Chipps, United States Geological Survey
Invertebrates are an important food for breeding, migrating, and wintering waterfowl. Sparse study has been devoted to understanding the influence of waterfowl and wetland management on production of invertebrates for waterfowl foods; however, manipulation of hydrology and soils may change or enhance production. Fish can compete with waterfowl for invertebrate forage in wetlands and harm aquatic macrophytes; biomanipulation (e.g., stocking piscivores) may improve waterfowl habitat quality. Similarly, some terrestrial vertebrates (e.g., beaver (Castor canadensis)) may positively or negatively impact invertebrate communities in waterfowl habitats. Various challenges exist to wetland management for invertebrates for waterfowl, but the lack of data on factors influencing production may be the most limiting.
  • Biomanipulation,
  • Hydrology,
  • Management,
  • Moist-soil,
  • Production,
  • Soil disturbance,
  • Vegetation
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Darold Batzer and Dani Boix
Springer International Publishing
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Citation Information
Joshua D. Stafford, Adam K. Janke, Elisabeth B. Webb and Steven R. Chipps. "Invertebrates in Managed Waterfowl Marshes" Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands (2016) p. 565 - 600
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