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Title: Floristic Survey of a Highly Disturbed Wetland within Shaker Median Park, Beachwood (Cuyahoga County), Ohio
Creators: DeLong, Michael K.; Jog, Suneeti K.; Johansen, Jeffrey R.; Wilder, George J.
Issue Date: 2005-12
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science, v105, n5 (December, 2005), 102-115.
Abstract: A 1.5 year-long investigation of a highly disturbed suburban wetland revealed 298 species, varieties, and formas of vascular plants, including several taxa uncommon elsewhere in Cuyahoga County. The site exhibited five vegetation subtypes which we compared using several measures including Floristic Quality Assessment Index and Shannon Diversity Index. Historically, the site has been subjected to numerous massive disturbances, but none in a period of 20 years from ca. 1982-2002. Data indicated that the site had recovered partially from disturbance, but was threatened by invasive species.
Description: Author Institution: Dept. of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences, Cleveland State University, OH
Author Institution: Dept. of Biology, John Carroll University, OH
Author Institution: Division of Ecological Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/31912
ISSN: 0030-0950
Rights: Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.
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