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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444814784
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 967

Table of Contents

(Selected papers.) Preface. List of Contributors. INTRODUCTION. The World's Wetlands. Wetlands of the Old and New Worlds: ecology and management (W.J. Mitsch et al.). An early history of wetland ecology (M. Boulé). Wetlands in the 21st century: the challenge to conservation science (P.J. Dugan). BIOGEOCHEMISTRY. Biogeochemical Cycling in Wetlands in the "Old" and "New" World. Comparative study of nutrient-related processes in geographically separated wetlands: towards a science base for functional assessment procedures (J.T.A. Verhoeven et al.). Denitrification in riparian forests receiving agricultural discharges (D.E. Weller et al.). Environmental methane in the Amazon River floodplain (A.H. Devol et al.). Tidal Exchange: Import-Export of Nutrients and Organic Matter in Salt Marshes. Comparative studies of salt marsh processes in the New and Old Worlds: an introduction (J.C. Lefeuvre, R.F. Dame). Variations in tidal exchange processes between a Dutch salt marsh, the Slufter, and the North Sea (J. Asjes, N.M.J.A. Dankers). Uncertainties in import/export studies and the outwelling theory. An analysis with the support of hydrodynamic modelling (A.M.M. de Bettencourt et al.). Fifteen years of marsh flumes: a review of marsh–water column interactions in southeastern USA estuaries (D.L. Childers). The net flux of materials between marsh–estuarine systems and the sea: the Atlantic coast of the United States (R.F. Dame). ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. Wetlands and Water Quality. Soil processes regulating water quality in wetlands (K.R. Reddy, E.M. D'Angelo). Wetlands for waterpolishing: free water surface wetlands (R.H. Kadlec). Pulsed-discharge wastewater wetlands: the potential for solving multiple problems by varying hydroperiod (J.B. Zedler et al.). How wetlands are used to improve water quality in China (J.S. Yan, Y.S. Zhang). Wetlands for Ecological Engineering – Examples from Extreme Circumstances. Ecological engineering of wetlands by beavers (C.A. Johnston). Design and operational limitations of engineered wetlands in cold climates – Canadian experience (G. Lakshman). Nutrient processing in an artificial wetland engineered for high loading: a septage treatment example (J.M. Teal et al.). Wetland Creation and Restoration. Establishment of wetland ecosystems in lakes created by mining in Western Australia (J.M. Chambers, A.J. McComb). Hydrological wetland restoration in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam (R.D. Beilfuss, J.A. Barzen). Restoration strategies for the degrading Rihand river and reservoir ecosystems in India (R.S. Ambasht, N.K. Srivastava). Ordination of wetland insect populations: evaluation of a potential mitigation monitoring tool (R.J. Garono, J.G. Kooser). MODELLING AND ANALYSIS. Integration of Dynamic and Spatial Modelling of Wetlands. Ecosystem models of aquatic primary production and fish migration in Laguna de Terminos, Mexico (E. Reyes et al.). Spatial and dynamic modelling: describing the terrestrialization of fen ecosystems (S.A. Bakker). Modelling ecosystem and landscape scales of Lake Erie coastal wetlands (W.J. Mitsch et al.). A general model of nitrogen removal by wetlands (S.E. Jørgensen). Wetland Ecosystem Functioning and Analysis. Developing an approach for assessing the functions of Wetlands (M.M. Brinson et al.). Building a new approach to the investigation and assessment of wetland ecosystem functioning (E. Maltby et al.). Wetlands are not wastelands: a study of functions and evaluation of Canadian wetlands (D.A. Young). POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. River and Delta Wetland Management in Developed and Developing Countries. Management strategy for a large South American floodplain wetlands system: the Paraná-Paraguay basin (I.R. Wais de Badgen, W. Roth-Nelson). A strategic action plan for the conservation of the wetlands of the Lower Volga, Russia (C.M. Finlayson, J. Volz). The Danube Delta: historical wetland drainage and potential for restoration (F.D. Heliotis et al.). Wetlands and Disease Control. An Australian perspective on coastal wetland management and vector control (P.E.R. Dale). Freshwater swamps and Eastern equine encephalitis in the United States (C.D. Morris). Remote sensing, wetlands and health (M.E. Hugh-Jones). Management of Wetland Habitat and Conservation of Vanishing Wildlife in Southeast Asia. Inventory and status of vanishing wetland wildlife of Southeast Asia and an operational management plan for their conservation (D.K. Belsare). Habitat ecology of the Mai Pokhari wetlands in Nepal and management plan for survival of the Himalayan newt, Tylototriton verrucosus (T.K. Shrestha). Habitat characteristics of wetlands of the Betwa Basin, India, and wintering populations of endangered waterfowl species (D.C. Shukla). Regulatory Framework for Wetlands Protection. Protecting wetlands during Superfund cleanups in the USA: An overview of considerations and opportunities (S.L. Fields). Wetlands: New Jersey's legal swamp (F.M. McDonough). Management of wetlands in Sweden: legal prerequisites and constraints (B. Leander, L. de Maré). Restoration of wetlands to counteract coastal eutrophication in Sweden (S. Fliescher et al.). Canada's federal policy on wetland conservation: A global model (C.D.A. Rubec). Subject Index. Organism Index.
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