The ecology of Atlantic white cedar wetlands: a community profile

Laderman, Aimlee D. and Brody, Michael and Pendleton , Edward (1989) The ecology of Atlantic white cedar wetlands: a community profile. Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Research Center, 114pp. (Biological Report) (85(7.21)).

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Abstract

This monograph on the ecology of Atlantic white cedar wetlands is one of a series of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service profiles of important freshwater wetland ecosystems of the United States. The purpose of the profile is to describe the extent, components, functioning, history, and treatment of these wetlands. It is intended to provide a useful reference to relevant scientific information and a synthesis of the available literature. The world range of Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) is limited to a ribbon of freshwater wetlands within 200 km of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, extending from mid-Maine to mid-Florida and Mississippi. Often in inaccessible sites and difficult to traverse, cedar wetlands contain distinctive suites of plant species. Highly valued as commercial timber since the early days of European colonization of the continent, the cedar and its habitat are rapidly disappearing. This profile describes the Atlantic white cedar and the bogs and swamps it dominates or codominates throughout its range, discussing interrelationships with other habitats, putative origins and migration patterns, substrate biogeochemistry, associated plant and animal species (with attention to those that are rare, endangered, or threatened regionally or nationally), and impacts of both natural and anthropogenic disturbance. Research needs for each area are outlined. Chapters are devoted to the practices and problems of harvest and management, and to an examination of a large preserve recently acquired by the USFWS, the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: The ecology of Atlantic white cedar wetlands: a community profile
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Laderman, Aimlee D.
Brody, Michael
Pendleton , Edward
Series Name: Biological Report
Number of Pages: 114
Date: 1989
Publisher: U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Research Center
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Issuing Agency: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Environment
Item ID: 8862
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 09:42
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 09:42
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8862

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