K. Ramesh Reddy, Ronald D. DeLaune
July 28, 2008
by CRC Press
Reference - 800 Pages - 540 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781566706780 - CAT# L1678
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This book offers an in-depth look at the chemical and biological cycling of nutrients, trace elements, and toxic organic compounds in wetland soil and water column as related to water quality, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gases. It details the electrochemistry, biochemical processes, and transformation mechanisms for the elemental cycling of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur. Additional chapters examine the fate and chemistry of heavy metals and toxic organic compounds in wetland environments. The authors emphasize the role of redox-pH conditions, organic matter, microbial-mediated processes that drive transformation in wetlands, plant responses and adaptation to wetland soil conditions. They also analyze how excess water, sediment water, and atmospheric change relate to elemental biogeochemical cycling.
Delivering an in-depth scientific examination of the natural processes that occur in wetland ecosystems, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands comprises a key perspective on the environmental impact of pollutants and the role freshwater and coastal wetlands play in global climate change.
"… represents the new generation of books that comprehensively describe the principles and advances in the field of wetland science … . I strongly recommend this book … chocked full of well-designed and well-thought out figures. … the authors, with nearly a century of research experience between them, are among the giants in the field of wetland biogeochemistry … . You will enjoy using and referencing this book … I know I will."
– Christopher Craft, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University in Soil Science Society of America Journal, Vol. 73, No. 2, 2009