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Citations and Abstracts Related to Merry Lea
- M. C. Linton, A. M. Gascho Landis, The amphibians of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College , Noble County, Indiana, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 114(2) :207–21 5 (pdf from the Indiana Academy of Science)
- Breeding Populations of Ambystomatidae at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center (Noble Co., IN): Summary of 2 Years of Survey. Leigh A Sider, Laura A. Hoover, and Mary C. Linton. Goshen College, Goshen, IN 46526.
The Blue Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma laterale, is one of 4 Ambystomatidae species that use the vernal ponds of the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College for breeding. We will present the results from 2 years of study of breeding population dynamics in these species. Our salamanders showed flexibility in breeding pond selection from year-to-year but were faithful to one pond within each year. Breeding salamanders were not found in temporary waters which contained the Central Mudminnow, or in permanent waters. We will present data that may indicate the reason for salamander avoidance of mudminnows, and indicate future directions of our research. Abstract of paper presented at the 113th annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, October 31, 1997 as it appears in the program.
- Swinehart, A.L. & D.E. Wujek. 1993. Accelerated senescence following anthropogenic disturbace in a tamarack bog. Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Abstracts p. ?
- Swinehart, A. L. 1994. An ecological investigation of three Sphagnum bogs in Noble County, Indiana: Remnant communities of a region in transition. M.S. Thesis, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant. 224 pp.
- Swinehart, A. L. & G. D. Starks. 1994. A record of the natural history and anthropogenic senescence of an Indiana tamarack bog. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 103: 225-239.
- Swinehart, A. L. 1995. Subfossils of the boreal mosses Calliergon trifarium and Meesia triquetra in an Indiana peatland. Ohio J. Sci. 95: 278-280.
- Wujek, D.E. & A. L. Swinehart. 1995. Studies on silica-scaled Chrysophytes from northern Indiana. Mich. Bot. 34: 59-66.
- Swinehart, A. L. 1996. Restoration of a degraded tamarack bog in northern Indiana: An historical and palaeoecological approach. Fourth Annual Canadian Peatland Restoration Workshop, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada. Abstracts pp. 49-50.
Publications that discuss Merry Lea's ecosystems in whole or in part.
- Swinehart, A. L. & G. R. Parker. 1996. The history of tamarack bogs in Indiana and prospects for the restoration of degraded sites. Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. Abstracts pp. 47-48.
- Swinehart, A. L. 1997. The development and ecology of peatlands in Indiana. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. i - xx + 303 pp
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