Tidal marsh restoration stimulates the growth of winter shorebird populations in a temperate estuary

Author(s): 

Kelly, J. P.
T. E. Condeso

Publication Date: 

2017

Type of Document: 

Journal Article

The regional responses of winter shorebird populations in the nearly 3,000 ha estuary of Tomales Bay, California, to the restoration of 223 ha of historic tidal wetlands were evaluated for 27 years: 19 years prior to tidal reintroduction and 8 years after tidal reintroduction. We used interrupted time series analyses to measure the spatial extent of the restoration effect and to model the magnitude and length of time associated with the gradual, restoration-induced growth of winter shorebird populations in the bay.

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Kelly, J. P., and T. E. Condeso. 2017. Tidal marsh restoration stimulates the growth of winter shorebird populations in a temperate estuary. Restoration Ecology, 25:640-649. doi:10.1111/rec.12487

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