Author Results: D. LarsonBack
Ecological engineering and aquatic connectivity: a new perspective from beaver-modified wetlands, 2014
This study demonstrated that beavers actively increase the volume-to-surface area ratio of wetlands by almost 50% and that their digging of foraging channels increases average wetland perimeters by over 575%. They concluded that exclusion or removal of beavers could limit ecosystem processes and resilience.
Tags: Biodiversity / Keystone Species | Drought | Soil | Water Storage | Wetland
Beaver-Created Habitat Heterogeneity Influences Aquatic Invertebrate Assemblages in Boreal Canada
Demonstration on how beavers physically altered isolated shallow-water wetlands which then influenced aquatic invertebrates
Tags: Biodiversity | Insects | Water Storage | Wetland