Historical ecology of a central California estuary: 150 years of habitat change

@article{Dyke2005HistoricalEO,
  title={Historical ecology of a central California estuary: 150 years of habitat change},
  author={Eric Van Dyke and Kerstin Wasson},
  journal={Estuaries},
  year={2005},
  volume={28},
  pages={173-189}
}
We investigated the historical ecology of Elkhorn Slough, a 1,200 ha tidal wetland system in central California. The goal of this study was to identify patterns of change in the extent and distribution of wetland habitats during a 150-yr period and to investigate the causes of these changes. Using a geographic information system (GIS), we interpreted historic maps, charts, and aerial photographs. We created a series of summary maps to illustrate and quantify changes in tidal flow and habitat… 

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