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dc.creatorMoon, J. A.
dc.creatorLehnen, S. E.
dc.creatorMetzger, K. L.
dc.creatorSquires, M. A.
dc.creatorBrasher, M. G.
dc.creatorWilson, B. C.
dc.creatorConway, Warren C. (TTU)
dc.creatorHaukos, D. A.
dc.creatorDavis, B. E.
dc.creatorRohwer, F. C.
dc.creatorWehland, E. M.
dc.creatorBallard, B. M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-21T21:11:51Z
dc.date.available2022-06-21T21:11:51Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationMoon, J. A., Lehnen, S. E., Metzger, K. L., Squires, M. A., Brasher, M. G., Wilson, B. C., Conway, W. C., Haukos, D. A., Davis, B. E., Rohwer, F. C., Wehland, E. M., & Ballard, B. M. (2021). Projected impact of sea-level rise and urbanization on mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) habitat along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas through 2100. Ecological Indicators, 132, 108276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108276en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108276
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/89874
dc.descriptionPublished by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).en_US
dc.description.abstractCoastal wetlands along the Gulf of Mexico support a wide diversity of wildlife, are important nurseries for sport and commercial fisheries, provide erosion and flood control, and serve many other ecological functions and services. These marshes have been declining in area and degrading at alarming rates since the 1930s. Effective conservation planning is vital to protect these ecosystems, but decision makers often lack knowledge of expected future conditions to strategically target conservation actions. To address this issue, we focus on a species of conservation concern, the mottled duck (Anas fulvigula), that resides year-round in the coastal marshes of the Gulf of Mexico. We used location data collected from radiomarked hen mottled ducks from 2006 to 2011 to create an ensemble model of habitat selection for 2010. We then projected future habitat states using models of sea-level rise and human development. By combining future predictions with our ensemble model, we predict future habitat for mottled ducks through 2100, in 20-year time steps beginning with 2020. Sea-level rise models predicted reductions in coastal marsh habitats and our ensemble model predict corresponding declines in overall habitat quantity and quality for mottled ducks, with the largest rate of habitat loss predicted within the Chenier Plain of Louisiana, USA at 71%. In some areas, particularly the Texas Mid-Coast, USA, future urbanization and human development is expected to reduce the ability of wetland habitat to migrate inland with rising sea-levels. Our results also highlight areas of coastal marsh particularly vulnerable to sea-level rise; and conversely, identify areas most likely to persist into the future that could be targeted for habitat conservation to help mottled ducks persist on the landscape.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectConservation Planningen_US
dc.subjectEnsemble Modelingen_US
dc.subjectHabitat Selectionen_US
dc.subjectRadio Telemetryen_US
dc.subjectUrbanizationen_US
dc.titleProjected impact of sea-level rise and urbanization on mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) habitat along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas through 2100en_US
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