Wetland-riparian wildlife of the Mid-Atlantic region: An overview

Robert P. Brooks, Thomas L. Serfass

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Abstract

The Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) encompasses five major physiographic regions or ecoregions ranging from coastal habitats to mountainous terrain. It includes both unglaciated and glaciated sections. The topography is further differentiated and dissected by several major river basins draining into the Delaware, Susquehanna-Chesapeake, Ohio-Mississippi, and Great Lakes. The biological diversity of the MAR reflects this inherent habitat diversity, with wetland-riparian species well represented. Unfortunately, about 50% of the species of concern in the MAR also are dependent on wetlands, streams, rivers, and riparian areas. This array of diverse taxa is introduced here, with abundant links to prior studies and pub lications, and websites to guide the reader to these sources. In addition, we feature two flagship species that occupy and alter wetland-riparian ecosystems, respectively-river otter and beaver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages259-268
Number of pages10
Volume9781461455967
ISBN (Electronic)9781461455967
ISBN (Print)1461455952, 9781461455950
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

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Mid-Atlantic Region
Mid-Atlantic region
Wetlands
Rivers
Ecosystem
wildlife
wetlands
wetland
Otters
Lontra canadensis
Mississippi
Castoridae
Biodiversity
ecoregions
riparian areas
Great Lakes
Lakes
habitats
topography
Rodentia

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Brooks, R. P., & Serfass, T. L. (2013). Wetland-riparian wildlife of the Mid-Atlantic region: An overview. In Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice (Vol. 9781461455967, pp. 259-268). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5596-7_7
Brooks, Robert P. ; Serfass, Thomas L. / Wetland-riparian wildlife of the Mid-Atlantic region : An overview. Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice. Vol. 9781461455967 Springer New York, 2013. pp. 259-268
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Wetland-riparian wildlife of the Mid-Atlantic region : An overview. / Brooks, Robert P.; Serfass, Thomas L.

Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice. Vol. 9781461455967 Springer New York, 2013. p. 259-268.

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Brooks RP, Serfass TL. Wetland-riparian wildlife of the Mid-Atlantic region: An overview. In Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice. Vol. 9781461455967. Springer New York. 2013. p. 259-268 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5596-7_7