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Indicator V 2.0: Estuarine Marsh - Water-Vegetation Edge

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Release Date
2015-04-28

Summary

Water-Vegetation Edge This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the estuarine ecosystem. It is an index capturing the length of the edge between open water and estuarine vegetation. Reason for Selection The density and abundance of shrimp, crab, fish, and other nekton are strongly correlated with the open water-vegetation edges (Minello et al. 2003). In a review of nekton species and coastal habitats, open water-vegetation edge was cited as having the second most dense nekton populations (i.e., first being submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV) (Minello et al. 2003). In particular, the first 1 m of open water near wetlands is often noted as having the highest density of nekton (Minello and Rozas 2002). For marsh birds, [...]

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<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>. The indicator data and maps provided are only intended for use as a reference tool for landscape-level conservation planning efforts.
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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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South Atlantic LCC

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