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The Legacy of Destructive Snow Goose Foraging on Supratidal Marsh Habitat in the Hudson Bay Lowlands
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research (2013)
  • Stephen L. Peterson
  • Robert F. Rockwell
  • Christopher R. Witte
  • David N. Koons, Utah State University
Abstract
Ecological succession and climate change are pushing tundra as well as Arctic and subarctic lowland plant communities toward increased woody vegetation cover. However, areas along the Hudson Bay Lowlands that are over-grazed by hyper-abundant lesser snow geese are experiencing drastic losses of grass, sedge, and woody cover. We assessed long-term changes in proportional ground cover and habitat patch characteristic at a subarctic supratidal marsh that was largely vacated by breeding snow geese over a decade ago.
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2013
Citation Information
Stephen L. Peterson, Robert F. Rockwell, Christopher R. Witte and David N. Koons. "The Legacy of Destructive Snow Goose Foraging on Supratidal Marsh Habitat in the Hudson Bay Lowlands" Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research Vol. 45 Iss. 4 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_koons/61/