Washington, DC : Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Book — 1 online resource (xvii, 342 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file.
The purpose of this technical report is to compile existing information about the biology, hydrology, geology, and socioeconomics of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region (MDPR) in a quantitative framework that will both characterize the region and provide a database for future ecological models. The habitats modeled are aggregated from those previously identified in the MDPR by Wicker et al. (1980b) according to the classification system of Cowardin et al. (1979) (see Table 3) . Detailed descriptions of the biological, physical, and socioeconomic interconnections within this coastal ecosystem allow coastal rranagers and decision makers to better assess the impacts of human activity on the region's natural resources. It is hoped that future modeling attempts based on the data collected in this report will help predict human impacts on coastal ecosystems and aid in the arduous task of assessing tradeoffs between nonrenewable resoarce development and renewable resource preservation. This technical report was designed to supplement the companion narrative description of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region as the final products in the Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region Characterization Study. Together these two volumes provide both general definitions and detailed data on the region.