Theodor D. Leininger

Aquatic Invertebrate Community Composition, Diversity, and Biomass in Non-impounded Bottomland Hardwood Forests and Greentree Reservoirs

SEAFWA Journal Volume 5, March 2018

The Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) had extensive bottomland hardwood forests but less than 25% of this area remains forested today. Impounded greentree reservoirs (GTRs), have been managed for wintering waterfowl since the 1930s, and provide a source of aquatic invertebrates and acorns for foraging ducks and other wildlife. However, few studies of invertebrate community-composition, diversity, and biomass have been conducted at regional scales. We collected samples of aquatic invertebrates from three hardwood bottomlands in the MAV and one in the Mississippi Interior Flatwoods region...