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

Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE