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Tuesday, January 29 • 10:20am - 10:40am
(SYMPOSIA-08) Wetland Habitat and Bird Population Changes over Time: the Dynamics of Coastal Wetlands

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AUTHORS: John Simpson, Winous Point Marsh Conservancy ABSTRACT: The lower Great Lakes region has experienced one of the greatest rates of wetland loss in North America.  The remaining coastal wetlands, though naturally resilient and dynamic, are subjected to a wide variety of anthropogenic stressors, and losses in both quantity and quality continue.    Using western Lake Erie as an example, we can trace changes in wetland habitat and losses since European settlement through a variety of historical records, including changes in wetland-bird, plant abundances and assemblages, and waterfowl populations.  While the Great Lakes wetlands remain still under threat, many groups are attempting to restore and protect wetlands throughout the basin and great interest is currently being placed on the role wetlands could possibly have in reducing and mitigating harmful algal blooms that are occurring throughout the lower Great Lakes system. 

Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:20am - 10:40am
HOPE BALLROOM B

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