Comparison of Vegetation Development under Different Restoration Planting Treatments: Species Richness

Seeding Cell 1 Cell 2 Cell 3 Cell 4

Low Diversity Seeding Low Diversity Seeding Natural Colonization High Diversity

Number of introduced tt 11 0 132


Number of introduced 4 8 — 38

species observed after 2 years

Total number of species observed 80 83 43 99

after 2 years

Percent of the observed community 75 72 86 72

that is made up of facultative or obligate wetland species

Note: Data are for the number of species that were observed in the mitigation wetland cells.

Source: Adapted from MacLean, D. and P. Kangas. 1997. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Ecosystems Restoration and Creation. Hillsborough Community College. Plant City, FL.

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