This text has been designed as an introduction for students and professionals in wetland ecology and management, general ecology, environmental science, and natural resource management.
Author: William J. Mitsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Responding to the growing importance of, and interest in, wetland ecosystems, here is a complete introduction to wetland ecosystem types and modeling. Drawn from Bill Mitsch's encyclopedic Wetlands, this text provides a basic introduction to ecosystems, wetland ecosystems, and systems ecology and modeling. Revising original chapters and adding new content to include the latest research finding and regulatory requirements, the book presents in-depth coverage of the seven dominant wetland ecosystem types found worldwide. With foundational information on every aspect of wetland ecosystems, this is an ideal supplemental text for advanced courses as well as introductory ecology courses.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY RESEARCH PLAN FOR MONITORING WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS THE ENVIRONMENTAL ... near - coastal waters , the Great Lakes
, inland surface waters , wetlands , forests , arid lands , and agroecosystems .
... successional relations in plant communities , and the flow of energy and
cycling of nutrients in ecosystems . The most critical finding , however , was that
14 of the 35 theses and dissertations that addressed fire - wetlands relations
This Biological Report fills two important voids in the libraries of many wildlife biologists-an annotated bibliography on fire in North American wetland ecosystems and a subject index of all fire-related literature that has appeared in Wildlife Review.
This title will introduce readers to wetland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts.
Author: Nikole Brooks Bethea
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This title will introduce readers to wetland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known wetlands and their unique characteristics. . Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
In this book, the diurnal and seasonal exchange of water, energy and heat storage is quantified, and compared across three wetland communities: reedgrass, bulrush, and open water.
Author: George Burba
Publisher: George Burba
Exchange of water, heat and other energy components between wetlands and the lower portion of the atmosphere is essential for functioning and development of these ecosystems, and for the decisions related to conservation or modification of wetlands. Transformation of the energy components by key parts of the ecosystem, such as water body and vegetated canopy, and complex exchange between the latter are often described in terms of energy fluxes. In this book, the diurnal and seasonal exchange of water, energy and heat storage is quantified, and compared across three wetland communities: reedgrass, bulrush, and open water. Total water loss is partitioned into surface evaporation and plant canopy transpiration, and examined in terms of main controlling variables. Actual, potential and equilibrium evapotranspiration rates are also examined in the framework of Penman-Monteith and McNaughton-Spriggs models, leading to an improvement in understanding the mechanisms of the water loss in wetlands. This study could be useful for professionals in Natural and Ecosystem Sciences, Hydrology, and in Natural Resources and Water Management.
The objectives of this guide are (1) to present a classification of wetland ecosystems units of the Eastern Fraser Plateau Variant of the Very Dry Montane Interior Douglas-fir (IDFb2) biogeoclimatic subzone; and (2) to summarize range and ...
Author: O. A. Steen
Publisher: BC, Ministry of Forests and Lands
Category: Biotic communities
The objectives of this guide are (1) to present a classification of wetland ecosystems units of the Eastern Fraser Plateau Variant of the Very Dry Montane Interior Douglas-fir (IDFb2) biogeoclimatic subzone; and (2) to summarize range and wildlife habitat management interpretations for each of the ecosystem units.
Little is known of the effects of the discharge of treated munici-ies pal wastewater
on the animal communities of freshwater wetland ecosystems. The addition of
nutrients, suspended and dissolved solids, chlorine, heavy metals, and disease ...
Therefore, the general objectives were to characterize and contrast the
occurrence of red maple in wetland ecosystems (i.e., physiographic systems of
ice contact, lake plain, and moraine) in southeastern Michigan to provide
baseline data for ...
Physiographic classification of the wetland ecosystem types of the University of
Michigan Biological Station. TABLE 3. Hydrological classification of the wetland ecosystem types of the University of Michigan Biological Station TABLE 4.
The best results will be obtained by considering the economics and the effects on
the ecosystem . ... Brief Description of Marsh Ecosystem : Wetland ecosystems
possess some of the characteristics of both terrestrial and aquatic systems .
Significant differences in the coverage of over story and under story species, the
basal area of over story species, and the coverage of ground-cover species and
ecological species groups exist between the four major wetland ecosystems, Site
It must be a shared vision of all stakeholders , including not only the owners of
the land but also those who share in the free benefits of a healthy ecosystem and
who pay through taxes for its degradation , the agencies at federal , state and ...
Given the array of tropical wetlands ecosystem services at risk, it makes sense to
include them in the global, national and local climate change adaptation
agendas. Coastal wetlands such as mangrove ecosystems have proven their
value as ...
Author: Daniel Murdiyarso
Publisher: Center for Internatinal Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Faulkner, S. P. and Richardson, C. J.: 1989, “Physical and chemical
characteristics of freshwater wetland soils', ... Ecological Considerations in Wetlands Treatment of Municipal Wastewaters, Van Nostrand Reinhold
Company, New York, pp.
Author: R. Kelman Wieder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Here is a collection of papers from BIOGEOMON, The Fourth International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior. The contributions address a wider-than-ever range of concerns: aspects of catchment monitoring and modeling; nitrogen transformations and processes; stable and radiogenic isotopes; biogeochemistry of restored ecosystems; and the dynamics of such chemicals as mercury and phosphorous, among many other topics.
The functional assessment procedures (FAPs) in this volume translate best available scientific knowledge into reasonable predictions of how component parts of wetlands function in different landscape contexts.
Author: E. Maltby
Wetlands perform functions that deliver benefits to society, often referred to as ecosystem services. These ecosystem services include water supply, flood regulation, water purification, climate regulation, biodiversity, agriculture (e.g. grazing land), and amenity. A functional approach to wetland assessment enables a holistic view to be taken of the wide range of services wetlands can provide. The functional assessment procedures (FAPs) in this volume translate best available scientific knowledge into reasonable predictions of how component parts of wetlands function in different landscape contexts. They can be used to indicate the potential and priorities for management options in such areas as flood control, pollution reduction and biodiversity conservation. Functional assessment enables the user to predict the functioning of a wetland area without the need for comprehensive and expensive empirical research The FAPs therefore provide a methodology that can be used by both experts and non-experts to assess wetland functioning relatively rapidly. The volume includes an electronic version of the FAPs on CD which automates aspects of the assessment once the initial recording stage is completed. It is anticipated that the FAPs will be used by a range of individuals or organisations concerned with wetland management who wish to gain a better understanding of the processes, functions, services or benefits and potential of the wetlands for which they have responsibility. Provides a systematic methodology to evaluate how wetlands function Allows non-experts to assess wetland functioning rapidly and cost-effectively Automates aspects of the functional assessment through the accompanying CD-ROM
I . INTRODUCTION A . Wetland Ecosystems ' Wetlands ' is a broad term used to
describe many types of ecosystems with one common characteristic : they all
include literally , wet land ( Quigley , 1977 ) . Ecosystems too wet to be