Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Dakota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Dakota Project

Dynamics of wetland and grassland wetland ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains

August 2012 - September 2016


Participating Agencies

  • U.S. Geological Survey

This project will revisit and re-evaluate wetlands originally surveyed more than 50 years ago to quantify change over time with respect to local and landscape variables.

Research Publications Publication Date
Cressey, R., J.E. Austin, and J.D. Stafford. 2016. Three responses of wetland conditions to climatic extremes in the Prairie Pothole Region. Wetlands. DOI 10.1007/s13157-016-0818-8 September 2016
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Cressey, R.L. 2016. Changes in wetland plant communities and wetland conditions in the Prairie Pothole Region after 50 years. M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University, Brookings. 148 pp. June 2016