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#20-Scientific Assessment of Coastal Wetland Loss, Restoration,

            and Management in Louisiana (1994) [Boesch et al.]



-The coastal wetlands found in southern Louisiana, which are a protected stretch of habitat from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line, are an invaluable resource to both humans and the regional ecosystem. This JCR Special Issue provides critical scientific assessments of both the destruction and preservation of these wetlands, which enable proper flood control, water purification, storm buffers, wildlife habitats, and nursery grounds for aquatic life. The authors of this important scientific collection (including Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies) stress that the increase in wetland loss will carry a wide range of impacts, from cultural to economic. Proper management strategies, which are detailed within this Special Issue, are shown to be imperative in preserving these essential habitats. 


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