Waterbird and Wetland Monitoring at The Emiquon Preserve Final Report 2007-2009

Christopher S. Hine, Randolph V. Smith, Joshua D. Stafford, Aaron P. Yetter, Michelle M. Horath

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Aug 6 2010

Publication series

NameINHS Technical Report 2010 (32)
No.32

Keywords

  • INHS

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