Functional Equivalency between Rice Fields and Seminatural Wetland Habitats

@article{Elphick2000FunctionalEB,
  title={Functional Equivalency between Rice Fields and Seminatural Wetland Habitats},
  author={Chris S. Elphick},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={14}
}
  • C. Elphick
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Geography
  • Conservation Biology
Abstract: Evaluating the potential for anthropogenic habitats to act as surrogates for the natural habitats they replace is a key issue in conservation biology. In California, flooded rice fields are used by numerous aquatic birds during winter. If this habitat functions similarly to more natural wetlands, increased flooding may help replace the extensive wetlands that occurred in the region prior to agricultural development. I tested whether food abundance, perceived predation threat, foraging… 
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