Accession Number : ADA322771

Title :   The Ecology of Lake St. Clair Wetlands: A Community Profile.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Herdendorf, Charles E. ; Raphael, C. N. ; Jaworski, Eugene

PDF Url : ADA322771

Report Date : SEP 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : This publication reviews the ecological data and information on the wetlands of Lake St. Clair. The lake, which is a part of the Great Lakes ecosystem, is situated between southeastern Michigan and southwestern Ontario. Lake St. Clair contains a substantial portion of the remaining Great Lakes coastal wetlands, with extensive wetlands occurring in the vicinity of the St. Clair River Delta. These wetlands are among the most productive areas in the Great Lakes ecosystem. This publication summarizes the geologic history of the region leading to the development of wetlands and the present environment; biological production and community organization in the Lake St. Clair wetlands are also examined. The publication closes with a chapter on applied ecology which addresses issues such as wetland disturbance, management, and future prospects for these wetlands.

Descriptors :   *WATER FLOW, *COASTAL REGIONS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *WETLANDS, *WATER QUALITY, *ECOLOGY, ORGANIZATIONS, PRODUCTION, COMMUNITIES, BIOLOGY, GEOLOGY, PROFILES, HISTORY, ECOSYSTEMS, RIVERS, LAKES, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, GREAT LAKES, ONTARIO, DELTAS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE