Accession Number : ADA323044

Title :   The Ecology of Delta Marshes of Coastal Louisiana: A Community Profile,

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

Personal Author(s) : Gosselink, James ; Pendleton, Edward C.

PDF Url : ADA323044

Report Date : MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : This document reviews and synthesizes ecological information and data on the extensive marshes of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Over the past 6,000 years the river has built a delta onto the Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico. This low land is primarily marshes and represents about 227 of the total coastal wetland area of the 48 conterminous United States. The delta is notable for its high primary productivity, its valuable fishery and fur industry, and the recreational fishing and hunting it supports.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *SWAMPS, *ECOLOGY, *LOUISIANA, GULFS, UNITED STATES, INDUSTRIES, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, WETLANDS, FISHERIES, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, RECREATION, PONDS, MEXICO, AQUATIC PLANTS, DELTAS, FUR.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE