Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition

Michael J. Vepraskas, Christopher B. Craft

December 2, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 508 Pages - 26 Color & 184 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439896983 - CAT# K14282

USD$159.95

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Features

    • Includes a majority of case studies from the U.S., SI units are used, and the techniques are globally applicable
    • Provides wetland soil identification methodology and focuses on USDA Hydric Soil Field Indicators, the most current and universal indicators of wetlands soils
    • Offers comprehensive coverage that includes basics on hydrology and chemistry, and numerous examples of wetlands
    • Reviews methods to assess wetland functions and condition
    • Explains techniques to restore freshwater and estuarine wetlands

    Summary

    A Major Revision of the Previous Edition

    Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition contains 11 new chapters and additional updates written by new authors with a broad range of related field and academic experience. This revised work augments the previous material on wetland functions and restorations, while maintaining the field-oriented focus of the first book. The reworked text includes current coverage of hydric soil field indicators, wetland soils, chemistry of wetland soils, and wetland hydrology. This book explains how wetland soils are formed, described, and identified, defines the functions they perform, and serves to assist decision-making in the field.

    A specialized book specifically geared toward environmental consultants and governmental wetland regulators, the text:

    • Reviews general properties of wetland soils, including hydrology, redox chemistry, organic matter dynamics and biology.
    • Provides examples of major types of wetlands across the United States
    • Highlights USDA Hydric Soil Field Indicators, the most current and universal indicators of wetlands soils
    • Summarizes technical standards
    • Evaluates wetland functions, methods of assessment, and restoration techniques

    Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition explains how wetland soils form, are described and can be identified in the field, and is an ideal resource for professionals, students, or anyone dedicated to the understanding and conservation of wetlands.