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Project ID:2006NJ102B

Title: Cranberry Agriculture as Wildlife Habitat in the Pine Barrens Wetland Ecosystem

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: 6th

Focus Categories: Wetlands, Ecology, Water Use

Keywords: ecosystem integrity, wildlife habitat, cranberry bogs, cranberry cultivation, wetland habitat, cranberry beds, controlled flooding, ephadic features

Principal Investigators: Wen, Ai (Rutgers University); Ehrenfeld, David (None)

Federal Funds: $5,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $10,893

Abstract: Research will determine how the ephadic features and landscape of cranberry bogs interact with historical and current cultivation in abandoned and active bogs, to provide habitats for flora and fauna associated with cranberry production. I hypothesize that active and abandoned bogs support different bird species during winter, depending on their dominant plant coverage, and whether they are flooded or not. This hypothesis will be tested by comparing the density and foraging time of indicator species in different bogs with various conditions.

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