Functional Comparison of Created and Natural Wetlands in the Atchafalaya Delta, Louisiana.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE CENTER FOR WETLAND RESOURCES
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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.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy