Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment

Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

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Features

  • Addresses issues related to water quality and biogeochemical processes at the watershed scale
  • Covers the research, development, and application issues of geospatial decision models for assessing wetland vulnerability to human impacts
  • Provides a description of the development and application of spatially distributed , physically-based surface/surface model of hydrology and water quality
  • Explains how to estimate the severity of environmental problems using field-data and computer-based techniques
  • Summary

    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 Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental in bringing together scholars from China, North America, and Europe to explore the latest innovations in water resource science and watershed management.

    Featuring cutting-edge research in watershed management presented at this landmark event, Wetland and Water Resource Modeling Assessment pairs the accounts of Poyang Lake with additional information on the important watersheds of North America and Asia to help facilitate the development of decision support tools.

    The book explains that successful ecosystem assessment and modeling requires three key criteria:

    1. Large spatial scales in data collection and analysis must be used to encompass major watershed features
    2. Landscape features are needed to appropriately characterize hydrological processes and ecosystem components
    3. Management decisions must be linked to results to facilitate ecosystem assessment
    Through the study of the diverse watersheds featured in Wetland and Water Resource Modeling Assessment, such as Poyang Lake, government, academia, and Industry can obtain the innovative technical tools needed to stay on top of this active field.

    Table of Contents

    GEOSPACIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR WETLAND MAPPING
    Application and Assessment of a GIScience Model for Jurisdictional Wetlands Identification in Northwestern Ohio, N. Torbick, P. Lawrence, and K.Czajkowski
    An Expert System-Based Image Classification for Identifying Wetland-Related Land Cover Types, X. Cai and X. Chen
    Mapping Salt Marsh Vegetation Using Hyperspectral Imagery, J. Yang, F. J. Artigas, and Y. Wang
    Carex Mapping in the Poyang Lake Wetland Based on Spectral Library and Spectral Angle Mapping Technology, S. Chen, L. Chen, X. Su, Q. Liu, and J. Li
    WETLAND HYDROLOGY AND WATER BUDGET
    Change in the Southern U.S. Water Demand and Supply over the Next Forty Years, S.G. McNulty, G. Sun, E.C. Cohen, and J.A. Moore Myers
    Study on the Intra-annual Distribution Characteristics of the Water Budget in the Hilly Region of Red Soil in Northeast Jiangxi Province, China, J.Dai, J. Chen, Y. Cui, and Y. He
    Forest and Water Relations: Hydrologic Implications of Forestation Campaigns in China, G. Sun, G. Zhou, Z. Zhang, X. Wei, S. G. McNulty, and J. Vose
    Application of TOPMODEL for Streamflow Simulation and Baseflow Separation, P. Wen, X. Chen, and Y. Chen
    Spatially Distributed Watershed Model of Water and Materials Runoff, T. E. Croley II and C. He
    WATER QUALITY AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES
    Estimating Nonpoint Source Pollution Loadings in the Great Lakes Watersheds, C. He and T.E. Croley II
    Simulating Historical Variations of Nitrogenous and Phosphorous Nutrients in Honghu Lake Basin, China, G. Feng, Y. Ge, and L. Geying
    A Predictive Modeling of Lake Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sediment Concentrations Based on Land Use/Land Cover Type and Pattern, P. Varnakovida, N. Wiangwang, J. P. Messina, and J. Qi
    WETLAND BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
    Soil Erosion Assessment Using Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Spatial Technologies-A Case Study at Xiushui Watershed, China, L. Hui, C. Xiaoling, T. Liqiao, and W. Zhongyi
    Evaluation of Rapid Assessment Techniques for Establishing Wetland Condition on a Watershed Scale, V. L. Lougheed, C. A. Parker, and R. Jan Stevenson
    Development of Geosptatial Ecological Indicators in Jiangxi Province, China, P. Guo and X. Chen
    A Conceptual Framework for Integrating a Simulation Model of Plant Biomass for Vallisneria spiralis L. with Remote Sensing and a Geographical Information System, G. Wu, J. de Leeuw, E.P. H. Best, J.Barzen, V. Venus, J. Burnham, Y. Liu, and W. Ji
    Soundscape Characteristics of an Environment: A New Ecological Indicator of Ecosystems Health, J. Qi, S.Gage, and W. Joo
    WATERSHED ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
    Geospatial Decision Models for Assessing the Vulnerability of Wetlands to Potential Human Impacts, W. Ji and J. Ma
    Watershed Science: Essential, Complex, Multidisciplinary, and Collaborative, R. J. Stevenson, M. J. Wiley, S.H. Gage, V.L. Lougheed, C.M. Riseng, P. Bonnell, T.M.
    Burton, R. A. Hough, D.W. Hyndman, J. K. Koches, D. T. Long, B. C. Pijanowski, J. Qi, A. D. Steinman, and D.G. Uzarski
    Appendix A: Muskegon Partnership Data Sharing Agreement
    Integrated Modeling of the Muskegon River: Tools for Ecological Risk Assessment in a Great Lakes Watershed, M.Wiley, B. Pijanowski, R. J. Stevenson , P. Seelbach, P. Richards, C. Riseng, D. Hynman, and J. Koches
    Watershed Management Practices for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, S.L. Yu, X. Zhen, and R. L. Stanford

     
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