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Plant community establishment in a coastal marsh restored using sediment additions, Barataria Basin, Louisiana

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Publication Date
Start Date
2001-05-22
End Date
2003-04-09

Citation

Howard, R.J., 2019, Plant community establishment in a coastal marsh restored using sediment additions, Barataria Basin, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VGVX76.

Summary

This data release consists of vegetation cover, soil surface elevation (also called vertical land motion of the wetland (VLMw)), and vertical accretion data collected over 23 months beginning in May 2001 in a restored brackish marsh in southeast Louisiana, USA. Vegetation cover was estimated in permanent plots, and soil cores were collected for determination of bulk density, organic matter content and texture. VLMw was measured using rod surface elevation tables, while accretion was measured using feldspar marker horizons (i.e., RSET-MH technique).

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Rebecca J Howard
Originator :
Rebecca J Howard
Metadata Contact :
Rebecca J Howard
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

The role of intraspecific and interspecific variation on plant community establishment was investigated in a brackish marsh in Louisiana that had been restored by sediment addition. The following perennial macrophytes were planted at the restored site: Bolboschoenus robustus, Distichlis spicata, Phragmites australis, and Schoenoplectus californicus. The results of the study will provide information to resource managers planning marsh restoration projects.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9VGVX76

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