Habitat modification in relation to coastal reclamation and its impacts on waterbirds along China's coast

  title={Habitat modification in relation to coastal reclamation and its impacts on waterbirds along China's coast},
  author={Tiantian Ma and Xiaowen Li and Junhong Bai and Baoshan Cui},
  journal={Global Ecology and Conservation},
Abstract The eastern coast of China provides a network of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as feeding and breeding habitats, as well as migratory corridors for a large variety of waterbirds. However, long-term coastal reclamation has greatly encroached on coastal wetlands and undermined their functions as waterbird habitats. To identify the impacts of coastal reclamation on waterbird habitats in 2014, we analyzed coastal wetland modifications that have been caused by various reclamation types in 38… Expand
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