Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Wetlands, Second Edition
"This book is the wetlands bible . . . the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject."Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Land Use Policy)
"The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology."Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts (Journal of Environmental Quality)
"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science."Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University (Water Resources Bulletin)
"The First Edition of Wetlands became the definitive work for educating wetland scientists and managers across the country. . . . The Second Edition . . . is a wonderful improvement . . . and provides a complete guide to wetland science, use, and utilization."P. M. Gale, University of Florida (Journal of Environmental Quality)
The book every wetland professional needs, now completely revised and updated
In many respects, this Third Edition of Wetlands is an entirely new book. While the authoritative coverage of its earlier editions has been retained, an enormous body of new material has been added, and every chapter has been revised to keep pace with rapid growth in scientific knowledge and important innovations in wetland ecology and management. Now in a larger, easier-to-read format, this wetland "bible" offers expanded coverage of everything from the role of crabs in mangrove swamps to the role of wetlands in global climate change. Important features of this new edition include:
- A greater emphasis (and a new chapter) on wetlands of the world
- Expanded coverage of Canadian wetlands
- A new chapter on wetland laws and protection
- Improved, easy-to-read illustrations, many of them covering new material
- New chapters on wetland creation and restoration, and treatment wetlands
- New information and expanded coverage in every chapter
- The latest information on gaseous emissions from wetlands
- Updated theories and classifications of salt marshes, peatlands, forested swamps, and riparian ecosystems
"....this is an essential reference...I unhesitatingly recommend it, especially at the remarkably good value price..." (FISH, 2000)
Wetlands are ecosystems that help the environment process toxins, thereby maintaining its relative health. Mitsch and Gosselink's Wetlands is "the" professional reference, a longstanding bestseller that continues to set the standard for books on any type of ecosystem.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 785-892) and indexes.
About the Author
WILLIAM J. MITSCH, PhD
, is a Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science Graduate Program at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
JAMES G. GOSSELINK, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the Center for Coastal, Energy, and Environmental Resources at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Table of Contents
Wetlands: Human History, Use, and Science.
Definitions of Wetlands.
Wetlands of the World.
Wetlands of North America.
THE WETLAND ENVIRONMENT.
Biological Adaptations to the Wetland Environment.
Wetland Ecosystem Development.
COASTAL WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS.
Tidal Salt Marshes.
Tidal Freshwater Marshes.
INLAND WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS.
Values and Valuation of Wetlands.
Human Impacts and Management of Wetlands.
Wetland Laws and Protection.
Wetland Creation and Restoration.
Classification, Inventory, and Delineation of Wetlands.