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A review of indicators of wetland health and function in Alberta's prairie, aspen parkland and boreal dry mixedwood regions

Description

Wetlands cover approximately 21 per cent of the land area of the province of Alberta and are unique ecosystems that provide several valuable ecological economic functions including water storage and flood attenuation, erosion control, water quality improvement and habitat for various plant and animal species. Many wetlands in Alberta, especially in the southern half of the province, have been negatively impacted by anthropogenic disturbances which in turn affect the wetland health and function. The purpose of this report is to conduct a review of the primary literature on Alberta wetlands and identify potential indicators of health of wetland ecosystems i Alberta, specifically in the Prairie, Aspen Parkland and Boreal Dry Mixedwood regions.

Tags
Wetlands boreal prairie

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

91 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Contributor

Wray, Heather E.

Contributor

Bayley, Suzanne E.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2006-03-01

Date Added

2015-06-23T18:23:50.877225

Date Modified

2006-03-01

Date Issued

2006-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778567691

ISBN (print)

9780778567684

NEOS catalogue key

4035806

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development