Impacts of Shallow Lake Restoration on Vegetation and Breeding Birds in Iowa Vanausdall, Rachel Dinsmore, Stephen
dc.contributor.department Natural Resource Ecology and Management 2019-01-01T19:00:49.000 2020-06-30T06:13:05Z 2020-06-30T06:13:05Z Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018 2019-12-14 2018-12-14
dc.description.abstract <p>The Shallow Lakes Restoration Project aims to restore eutrophic shallow lakes throughout the Iowa Prairie Pothole Region (PPR). We compared the vegetation taxa richness and frequency of taxa in three vegetation groups surveyed in 2016 and 2017 across non-restored sites, younger restorations, and older restorations. We also assessed the impact of these groups on numbers of breeding marsh birds. Restored wetlands had between 2.7 (95% CI 2.3, 3.2) and 4.7 (95% CI 3.9, 5.5) more species than non-restored sites among the three vegetation groups. Typha sp. was the most abundant emergent species. Lemna minor and Ceratophyllum demersum were the most abundant floating-leaved and submersed species, respectively. The frequency of submersed aquatic vegetation increased with years since restoration, while floating-leaved vegetation and Typha sp. peaked at 7 years post-restoration. The frequency of Typha sp. positively influenced Marsh Wrens and Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Water depth negatively affected Marsh Wrens, but water depth positively influenced Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Floating-leaved vegetation positively affected Virginia Rails, while water depth had a negative effect on this species. Our results indicate that after about 7 years further management of the vegetation and water levels may need to occur and should include maintaining appropriate conditions for breeding marsh birds.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article published as Vanausdall, Rachel A., and Stephen J. Dinsmore. "Impacts of Shallow Lake Restoration on Vegetation and Breeding Birds in Iowa." <em>Wetlands</em> (2018). doi: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1007/s13157-018-1120-8</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Population Biology
dc.subject.disciplines Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
dc.subject.keywords marsh bird
dc.subject.keywords restoration
dc.subject.keywords wetland vegetation
dc.title Impacts of Shallow Lake Restoration on Vegetation and Breeding Birds in Iowa
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