No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | December 8, 2014

    Marina Warner: IMG How Is Fantasy Different from Fairy Tale?



    Fairy tale is a country of the mind where there are many inhabitants stretching back into deep time, and we're like people before Babel, we speak a... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$166.50
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Environmental Studies- General

Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics

by

Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

While it is generally accepted that flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics are critical to wetland viability, there is as yet no consensus among those responsible for wetland restoration about how best to plan for those phenomena or even whether it is really necessary to do so at all. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Beth Middleton draws upon the latest research from around the world to build a strong case for making flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics integral to the wetland restoration planning process.

While the initial chapters of the book are devoted to laying the conceptual foundations, most of the coverage is concerned with demonstrating the practical implications for wetland restoration and management of the latest ecological theory and research. It includes a fascinating case history section in which Dr. Middleton explores the restoration models used in five major North American, European, Australian, African, and Asian wetland projects, and analyzes their relative success from the perspective of flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics planning.

Wetland Restoration also features a wealth of practical information useful to all those involved in wetland restoration and management, including:

  • A compendium of water level tolerances, seed germination, seedling recruitment, adult survival rates, and other key traits of wetland plant species
  • A bibliography of 1,200 articles and monographs covering all aspects of wetland restoration
  • A comprehensive directory of wetland restoration ftp sites worldwide
  • An extensive glossary of essential terms

Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics is a valuable working resource for wetland restoration consultants, employees of government agencies, and professional land managers, as well as ecologists, foresters, and geologists involved with wetland restoration and management. It is also an excellent text for advanced courses in wetland restoration.

Book News Annotation:

Builds a case for making flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics integral to the wetland restoration planning process. Early chapters are devoted to laying conceptual foundations, while the bulk of the book demonstrates practical implications of recent ecological theory and research for wetland restoration and management. Explores restoration models used in five major projects around the world and analyzes their relative success from the perspective of flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics planning. Includes a bibliography of 1,200 articles and a list of web sites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Making the latest academic research on effective wetland restoration techniques accessible to the private environmental consulting firms and protection agencies who need it most, this book provides essential information on disturbance dynamics. The author focuses on the increasingly significant role of flood pulsing-a hydraulic seed-dispersal technique for rivers, streams, and swamps-in successful long-term restoration efforts.

About the Author

BETH MIDDLETON, PhD, is an associate professor of Wetland Ecology in the Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

RESTORATION AND DISTURBANCE: BACKGROUND.

Disturbance Dynamics in Wetlands.

DISTURBANCE DYNAMICS AND LIFE HISTORY STRATEGIES IN WETLANDS.

Restoration Theory.

From Seed to Adult: Missing Links in Restoration.

RESTORING DISTURBANCE DYNAMICS IN WETLANDS.

Restoration and Disturbance Dynamics in Restored Landscapes.

Revegetation Alternatives.

Case Histories.

Glossary.

References.

Appendices.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471292630
Author:
Middleton, Beth
Author:
Middleton
Author:
Middleton, Beth A.
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Engineering - Environmental
Subject:
Wetland restoration
Subject:
Restoration ecology
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
WATER RESOURCES
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.54x6.43x.93 in. 1.58 lbs.

Related Subjects

Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Wetlands
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$166.50 Backorder
Product details 400 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471292630 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Making the latest academic research on effective wetland restoration techniques accessible to the private environmental consulting firms and protection agencies who need it most, this book provides essential information on disturbance dynamics. The author focuses on the increasingly significant role of flood pulsing-a hydraulic seed-dispersal technique for rivers, streams, and swamps-in successful long-term restoration efforts.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.