Restoring Prairie Wetlands: An Ecological Approach

Restoring Prairie Wetlands: An Ecological Approach

by Susan M Galatowitsch, Arnold G. Van der Valk
     
 

Wetland restorations are an important part of natural resource conservation in the Midwest. However, many wetland restorations have had significant problems, from lack of flooding to poor revegetation. This book is a guide to restoring wetlands in the southern portion of the prairie pothole region, covering Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

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Overview

Wetland restorations are an important part of natural resource conservation in the Midwest. However, many wetland restorations have had significant problems, from lack of flooding to poor revegetation. This book is a guide to restoring wetlands in the southern portion of the prairie pothole region, covering Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Criteria for selecting suitable restoration sites, designing restorations, and evaluating restorations are presented here. The book also provides information on plants, animals, soils, and hydrology of prairie potholes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813824970
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Susan M. Galatowitsch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Departments of Horticultural Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota. She has researched wetland restorations in the southern prairie pothole region.

Arnold G. van der Valk, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Botany, Iowa State University, where he has been teaching wetland ecology and doing wetland research for over 20 years. His research projects on wetland vegetation dynamics, wetland nutrient cycling, and wetland restoration and creation have taken him all over the world.

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