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Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)

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Many coastal tidal marshes have been significantly degraded by roadways and other projects that restrict tidal flows, limiting their ability to provide vital ecosystem services including support of fish and wildlife populations, flood protection, water quality maintenance, and open space.

 

Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. The book compiles, synthesizes, and interprets the current state of knowledge on the science and practice of salt marsh restoration, bringing together leaders across a range of disciplines in the sciences (hydrology, soils, vegetation, zoology), engineering (hydraulics, modeling), and public policy, with coastal managers who offer an abundance of practical insight and guidance on the development of programs.

 

The work presents in-depth information from New England and Atlantic Canada, where the practice of restoring tidal flow to salt marshes has been ongoing for decades, and shows how that experience can inform restoration efforts around the world. Students and researchers involved in restoration science will find the technical syntheses, presentation of new concepts, and identification of research needs to be especially useful as they formulate research and monitoring questions, and interpret research findings.

Tidal Marsh Restoration is an essential work for managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in planning, designing, and implementing projects or programs aimed at restoring tidal flow to tide-restricted or diked salt marshes.

Synopsis:

Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. The book compiles, synthesizes, and interprets the current state of knowledge on the science and practice of salt marsh restoration, bringing together leaders across a range of disciplines in the sciences (hydrology, soils, vegetation, zoology), engineering (hydraulics, modeling), and public policy, with coastal managers who offer an abundance of practical insight and guidance on the development of programs.

 

The book is an essential work for managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in planning, designing, and implementing projects or programs aimed at restoring tidal flow to tide-restricted or diked salt marshes.

About the Author

Charles T. Roman is a coastal ecologist with the US National Park Service and professor-in-residence at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. David M. Burdick is Research Associate Professor of Coastal Ecology and Restoration in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

PART I. Introduction •Chapter 1. A Synthesis of Research and Practice on Restoring Tides to Salt Marshes

Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick

PART II. Synthesis of Tidal Restoration Science •Chapter 2. Predicting the Hydrologic Response of Salt Marshes to Tidal Restoration: The Science and Practice of Hydraulic Modeling

James G. MacBroom and Roy Schiff

•Chapter 3. Biogeochemical Responses to Tidal Restoration

Shimon C. Anisfeld

•Chapter 4. Vegetation Responses to Tidal Restoration

Stephen M. Smith and R. Scott Warren

•Chapter 5. Ecology of Phragmites australis and Responses to Tidal Restoration

Randolph M. Chambers, Laura A. Meyerson, and Kimberly L. Dibble

•Chapter 6. A Meta-analysis of Nekton Responses to Restoration of Tide-Restricted New England Salt Marshes

Kenneth B. Raposa and Drew M. Talley

•Chapter 7. Avian Community Responses to Tidal Restoration along the North Atlantic Coast of North America

W. Gregory Shriver and Russell Greenberg

PART III. The Practice of Restoring Tide-Restricted Marshes •Chapter 8. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Degraded Tidal Wetlands in Connecticut

Ron Rozsa

•Chapter 9. Salt Marsh Restoration in Rhode Island

Caitlin Chaffee, Wenley Ferguson, and Marci Cole Ekberg

•Chapter 10. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes: The Massachusetts Experience

Hunt Durey, Timothy Smith, and Marc Carullo

•Chapter 11. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes: The New Hampshire Experience

Ted Diers and Frank D. Richardson

•Chapter 12. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes: The Maine Experience

Jon Kachmar and Elizabeth Hertz

•Chapter 13. Salt Marsh Tidal Restoration in Canadas Maritime Provinces

Tony M. Bowron, Nancy Neatt, Danika van Proosdij, and Jeremy Lundholm

PART IV. Integrating Science and Practice •Chapter 14. Adaptive Management and Monitoring as Fundamental Tools to Effective Salt Marsh Restoration

Robert N. Buchsbaum and Cathleen Wigand

•Chapter 15. Recovering Salt Marsh Ecosystem Services through Tidal Restoration

Gail L. Chmura, David M. Burdick, and Gregg E. Moore

•Chapter 16. Role of Simulation Models in Understanding the Salt Marsh Restoration Process

Raymond A. Konisky

•Chapter 17. Incorporating Innovative Engineering Solutions into Tidal Restoration Studies

William C. Glamore

PART V. Communicating Restoration Science •Chapter 18. Salt Marsh Restoration at Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts: The Role of Science in Addressing Societal Concerns

John W. Portnoy

•Chapter 19. Drakes Island Tidal Restoration: Science, Community, and Compromise

Susan C. Adamowicz and Kathleen M. OBrien

•Chapter 20. Role of Science and Partnerships in Salt Marsh Restoration at the Galilee Bird Sanctuary, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Francis C. Golet, Dennis H. A. Myshrall, Lawrence R. Oliver, Peter W. C. Paton, and Brian C. Tefft

•Chapter 21. Restoration of Tidally Restricted Salt Marshes at Rumney Marsh, Massachusetts: Balancing Flood Protection with Restoration by Use of Self-Regulating Tide Gates

Edward L. Reiner

PART VI. Summary •Chapter 22. Salt Marsh Responses to Tidal Restriction and Restoration: A Summary of Experiences

David M. Burdick and Charles T. Roman

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597265768
Author:
Roman, Charles T.
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Burdick, David M.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. The book compiles, synthesizes, and interprets the current state of knowledge on the science and practice of salt marsh restoration, bringing together leaders across a range of disciplines in the sciences (hydrology, soils, vegetation, zoology), engineering (hydraulics, modeling), and public policy, with coastal managers who offer an abundance of practical insight and guidance on the development of programs.

 

The book is an essential work for managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in planning, designing, and implementing projects or programs aimed at restoring tidal flow to tide-restricted or diked salt marshes.

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