Synopses & Reviews
So definitive that the first edition was quoted in Congressional testimony on wetland protection, Wetlands provides an extensive overview of virtually every type of saline and freshwater wetland in North America. The authors cover chemistry, biology, geology, hydrology, geography, management, and preservation of tidal salt marshes and mangrove wetlands; northern peatlands and bogs; freshwater marshes, southern deepwater swamps, and riparian wetlands. New coverage includes the latest principles, approaches, techniques, and design aspects for constructing or restoring wetlands for habitat replacement.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 643-698) and index.
Table of Contents
Wetlands—Their History, Science, and Management.
Definitions and Wetlands.
Wetland Types and Wetland Resources of North America.
THE WETLAND ENVIRONMENT.
Hydrology of Wetlands.
Biogeochemistry of Wetlands.
Biological Adaptations to the Wetland Environment.
Wetland Ecosystem Development.
COASTAL WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS.
Tidal Salt Marshes.
Tidal Freshwater Marshes.
INLAND WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS.
Southern Deepwater Swamps.
MANAGEMENT OF WETLANDS.
Values and Valuation of Wetlands.
Wetland Management and Protection.
Wetland Creation and Restoration.
Classification and Inventory of Wetlands.