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Title:Waterbird and Wetland Monitoring at The Emiquon Preserve Final Report 2007-2009
Author(s):Hine, Christopher S.; Smith, Randolph V.; Stafford, Joshua D.; Yetter, Aaron P.; Horath, Michelle M.
Subject(s):Emiquon Preserve
Wetland monitoring
Wetland Restoration
Illinois River
American coot
wetland habitat
wildlife abundance
wildlife behavior
aquatic invertebrate
moist-soil plant
The Nature Conservancy
Geographic Coverage:Emiquon Preserve
Abstract:We monitored the response of wetland habitats and waterbirds to restoration efforts at Emiquon during 2007–2010 to evaluate restoration success relative to desired conditions under the relevant key ecological attributes (KEAs). Our primary efforts included evaluating: 1) abundance, diversity, and behavior of waterfowl and other waterbirds through counts and observations; 2) productivity by waterfowl and other waterbirds through brood counts; 3) plant seed and invertebrate biomass to understand foraging carrying capacity for waterfowl during migration and breeding, and; 4) composition and arrangement of the vegetation community through geospatial wetland covermapping. Herein, we report results of our monitoring efforts and interpret them as a means of evaluating restoration activities at Emiquon with respect to desired conditions under the KEAs.
Issue Date:2010-08-06
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2010 (32)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:The Nature Conservancy, Illinois River Project Office, contract number C07-032
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-01-25

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