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Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition

Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition

Ricardo D. Lopez, John G. Lyon, Lynn K. Lyon, Debra K. Lopez

March 27, 2013

Wetlands are, by their very nature, ephemeral and transitional, which makes them challenging to characterize. Yet the need for characterizing wetlands continues to grow, particularly as we develop a better understanding of the wealth of ecosystem services that they provide. Wetland Landscape...

Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests, Third Edition

Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests, Third Edition

Mingteh Chang

November 01, 2012

Due to its height, density, and thickness of crown canopy; fluffy forest floor; large root system; and horizontal distribution; forest is the most distinguished type of vegetation on the earth. In the U.S., forests occupy about 30 percent of the total territory. Yet this 30 percent of land area...

Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation, Second Edition

Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation, Second Edition

John G. Lyon, Lynn Krise Lyon

March 21, 2011

Wetland identification, although theoretically straightforward, is not cut and dry as a practice. Despite the time and expense, it is an economic and environmental necessity. The Definitive Guide to the Practice of Wetland Identification The second edition of the bestselling Practical Handbook...

Peatland Biogeochemistry and Watershed Hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest

Peatland Biogeochemistry and Watershed Hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest

Randall Kolka, Stephen Sebestyen, Elon S. Verry, Kenneth Brooks

February 22, 2011

The Marcell Experimental Forest (MEF) in Minnesota serves as a living laboratory and provides scientists with a fundamental understanding of peatland hydrology, acid rain impacts, nutrient and carbon cycling, trace gas emissions, and controls on mercury transport in boreal watersheds. Its important...

The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Third Edition

The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Third Edition

Thomas E. Lodge

April 26, 2010

Completely revised, updated, and now with color photographs and illustrations in every chapter, The Everglades Handbook provides a breadth and depth of information on the entire ecosystem of the Everglades that cannot be found anywhere else. Written by Thomas Lodge, one of the most respected...

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands: Science and Applications

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands: Science and Applications

K. Ramesh Reddy, Ronald D. DeLaune

July 28, 2008

Wetland ecosystems maintain a fragile balance of soil, water, plant, and atmospheric components in order to regulate water flow, flooding, and water quality. Marginally covered in traditional texts on biogeochemistry or on wetland soils, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands is the first to focus entirely on...

Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition

Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition

Robert H. Kadlec, Scott Wallace

July 22, 2008

Completely revised and updated, Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition is still the most comprehensive resource available for the planning, design, and operation of wetland treatment systems. The book addresses the design, construction, and operation of wetlands for water pollution control. It presents...

Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

Wei Ji

December 13, 2007

As a wetland of international importance located in China, the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang...

Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America: Ecology and Conservation of Seasonal Wetlands in Northeastern North America

Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America: Ecology and Conservation of Seasonal Wetlands in Northeastern North America

Aram J. K. Calhoun, Phillip G. DeMaynadier

August 13, 2007

Synthesizes Decades of Research on Vernal Pools Science Pulling together information from a broad array of sources, Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America is a guide to the issues and solutions surrounding seasonal pools. Drawing on 15 years of experience, the...

Wetlands: Monitoring, Modelling and Management

Wetlands: Monitoring, Modelling and Management

Tomasz Okruszko, Edward Maltby, Jan Szatylowicz, Dorota Miroslaw-Swiatek, Wiktor Kotowski

July 26, 2007

Wetlands are complex and dynamic ecological systems incorporating two important, inter-linked components: hydrology and vegetation. Modelling wetland components and processes reveals the nature of wetland systems and helps to predict the effects of environmental change. The main goal of much...

Fingerponds: Managing Nutrients & Primary Productivity For Enhanced Fish Production in Lake Victoria’s Wetlands Uganda

Fingerponds: Managing Nutrients & Primary Productivity For Enhanced Fish Production in Lake Victoria’s Wetlands Uganda

Rose Kaggwa

January 25, 2007

Fingerponds are earthen ponds dug at the edge of natural wetlands and stocked naturally with wild fish during flooding. They preserve the wetland environment in which they are situated while maintaining a productive culture system. In this study, the importance of organic manure applications in...

Fingerponds: Seasonal Integrated Aquaculture in East African Freshwater Wetlands: Exploring their potential for wise use strategies: PhD: UNESCO-IHE Institute, Delft

Fingerponds: Seasonal Integrated Aquaculture in East African Freshwater Wetlands: Exploring their potential for wise use strategies: PhD: UNESCO-IHE Institute, Delft

Julius Kipkemboi

January 18, 2007

Wetlands play an important role in the livelihoods of many rural households particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, due to decline in rainfed terrestrial agriculture, many wetlands are being encroached upon to grow crops. The question to any wetland scientist/policy maker in the region is:...

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