Created Wetlands Research
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A different project that was inspired by student curiosity is the potential conservation role of wetlands that are created by developers to replace those destroyed during construction. Once again, a brief conversation with a seminar speaker led to three papers and an Honors and a Masters thesis that pushed forward a neglected area of the wetland conservation issue.
- Desrochers, D. W., Keagy, J. C. & Cristol, D. A. 2008. Created versus natural wetlands: Avian communities in Virginia saltmarshes. Ecoscience 15: 36-43. (pdf)
- Keagy, J.C., Schreiber, S.J. & Cristol, D.A. 2005. Replacing sources with sinks: When do populations go down the drain? Restoration Ecology 13:529-535. (pdf)
- Snell-Rood, E.C. & Cristol, D.A. 2003. Avian communities of created and natural wetlands: bottomland forests in Virginia. Condor 105:303-315. (pdf)