SREL Reprint #2546

 

 

 

Invertebrate communities of twenty ditched Carolina bay wetlands scheduled for restoration

Susan E. Dietz1, Darold P. Batzer1, Barbara E. Taylor2, and Adrienne E. DeBiase2

1Department of Entomology, 413 Biological Sciences Building, The University of Georgia,
Athens, GA 30602-2603
2Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Savannah River Site, Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802

Abstract: In February 1998, we began collecting invertebrates in 20 ditched Carolina bays and bay-like wetlands near Aiken, South Carolina. In the winter of 2001, these 20 wetlands will have their ditches plugged in an attempt to restore them to a more natural state. We have collected 24 different insect families and 14 different crustacean families in these impacted wetlands prior to the restoration. The three years of invertebrate community data that have been collected will be used as a reference to evaluate faunal changes following the restoration.

SREL Reprint #2546

Dietz, S. E., D. P. Batzer, B. E. Taylor, and A. E. DeBiase. 2001. Invertebrate communities of twenty ditched Carolina bay wetlands scheduled for restoration. pp. 321-324 In: K. J. Hatcher (Ed.). Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

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