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Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler


Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal wetland in California and a major component of the San Francisco Estuary. It is a refuge for native plants and animals and is major area of “open space” in an increasingly urban region. Suisun Marsh has a long history of being managed for its wildlife, beginning with the native peoples. It persists as a wetland today mainly because of its value for waterfowl hunting. It is increasingly managed, however, for endemic species threatened with extinction and for nature-based recreation. In the next century, the marsh will undergo major changes as the result of the ... More

Keywords: wetland, tidal marsh, estuary, California, climate change, sea-level rise, novel ecosystem, reconciliation, waterfowl, endangered species

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520276086
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter B. Moyle, editor

Amber D. Manfree, editor

Peggy L. Fiedler, editor

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1 Introduction

Peter B. Moyle, Amber D.Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler

2 Historical Ecology

Amber D. Manfree

4 Shifting Mosaics: Vegetation of Suisun Marsh

Brenda J. Grewell, Peter R. Baye, and Peggy L. Fiedler

5 Waterfowl Ecology and Management

Joshua T. Ackerman, Mark P. Herzog, Gregory S. Yarris, Michael L. Casazza, Edward Burns, and John M. Eadie

6 Terrestrial Vertebrates

Alison N. Weber-Stover and Peter B. Moyle

7 Fishes and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Teejay A. O'Rear and Peter B. Moyle

9 Alternative Futures for Suisun Marsh

Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, Peggy L. Fiedler, and Teejay A. O'Rear

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