Accession Number : ADA317335

Title :   Functional Comparison of Created and Natural Wetlands in the Atchafalaya Delta, Louisiana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE CENTER FOR WETLAND RESOURCES

Personal Author(s) : Faulkner, Stephen P. ; Poach, Matthew E.

PDF Url : ADA317335

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The ability of created wetlands to function as natural systems has been questioned because most wetlands studied have been new created wetlands instead of old natural wetlands. Quantitative data were needed to verify functional equivalency in wetlands of similar ages. One natural and one created wetland was selected for each of three age classes. An additional natural 'old' wetland was added to ensure a valid comparison. Soils were evaluated for bulk density, pH, moisture content, particle size, carbon, phosphorus content, and nitrogen content.

Descriptors :   *FUNCTIONS, *COMPARISON, *WETLANDS, *DELTAS, DENSITY, PARTICLE SIZE, NATURAL RESOURCES, CARBON, MOISTURE CONTENT, NITROGEN, SOILS, PHOSPHORUS, PH FACTOR, LOUISIANA.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE