Waterbird Use of Sheetwater Wetlands in Iowa’s Prairie Pothole Region

dc.contributor.author Murphy, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Dinsmore, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Dinsmore, Stephen
dc.contributor.department Natural Resource Ecology and Management
dc.date 2018-11-12T16:12:11.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T06:13:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T06:13:02Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.embargo 2019-04-01
dc.date.issued 2018-04-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Large expanses of land across midcontinental North America have been heavily modified by installation of artificial drainage to convert prairie pothole wetlands into tillable areas. Drained potholes are observed as sheetwater wetlands in agricultural fields, are valued by migratory waterbirds, and have only been studied in limited contexts. We evaluated the use of agricultural sheetwater to migratory waterbirds in Iowa’s Prairie Pothole Region and hypothesized that wetland size would be an important predictor of waterbird use. We observed 1913 unique wetlands and documented waterbird use on 31% of observations of those wetlands. The most frequently detected waterbirds were Killdeer, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, and Lesser Yellowlegs. Wetland size had a positive effect (P <0.05) on waterbird species richness and abundance. The findings from this study will help inform future decisions on drainage practices and their impact on wildlife and indicate the need to examine this habitat type at larger temporal and spatial scales.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article published as Murphy, Kevin T., and Stephen J. Dinsmore. "Waterbird use of sheetwater wetlands in Iowa’s Prairie Pothole Region." <em>Wetlands</em> 38 (2018): 211-219. doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-015-0706-7" target="_blank">10.1007/s13157-015-0706-7</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1007/s13157-015-0706-7
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Ornithology
dc.subject.keywords agriculture
dc.subject.keywords Prairie Pothole Region
dc.subject.keywords sheetwater
dc.subject.keywords shorebird
dc.subject.keywords drainage tile
dc.subject.keywords waterbird
dc.subject.keywords wetland
dc.title Waterbird Use of Sheetwater Wetlands in Iowa’s Prairie Pothole Region
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