Beaver‐mediated water table dynamics in a Rocky Mountain fen

  title={Beaver‐mediated water table dynamics in a Rocky Mountain fen},
  author={Daniel J. Karran and Cherie J. Westbrook and Angela K. Bedard-Haughn},
Beaver dams are known to raise water tables in mineral soil environments but very little is known about their impact in wetlands, such as peatlands. Peatlands tend to have shallow water tables, and the position and tendency of the water table to fluctuate (i.e. stability) is a factor controlling the system's ability to store carbon and water. Many peatland environments, especially fens, offer ideal habitat for beaver and the potential for beaver dams to influence this link by manipulating water… 

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