Pattern and process of land loss in the Mississippi Delta: A Spatial and temporal analysis of wetland habitat change

@article{Day2000PatternAP,
  title={Pattern and process of land loss in the Mississippi Delta: A Spatial and temporal analysis of wetland habitat change},
  author={John W. Jr. Day and Louis D. Britsch and Suzanne R. Hawes and Gary Shaffer and Denise J. Reed and Donald R. Cahoon},
  journal={Estuaries},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={425-438}
}
An earlier investigation (Turner 1997) concluded that most of the coastal wetland loss in Louisiana was caused by the effects of canal dredging, that loss was near zero in the absence of canals, and that land loss had decreased to near zero by the late 1990s. This analysis was based on a 15-min quadrangle (approximately 68,000 ha) scale that is too large to isolate processes responsible for small-scale wetland loss and too small to capture those responsible for large-scale loss. We conducted a… Expand
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