The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem / Edition 1

The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem / Edition 1

by Thomas E. Lodge
     
 

The second edition of a bestseller, The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem continues to provide a wealth of information on the entire ecosystem of the Everglades. Offering the essentials of what the ecosystem is and how it works, the Handbook benefits those addressing issues such as Everglades restoration, water management, wildlife

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The second edition of a bestseller, The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem continues to provide a wealth of information on the entire ecosystem of the Everglades. Offering the essentials of what the ecosystem is and how it works, the Handbook benefits those addressing issues such as Everglades restoration, water management, wildlife management, and water quality problems in urban and agricultural planning.

With an emphasis on natural history, the text is unified around themes of biogeography and ecosystem functions of the plant and animal communities. It presents current and historical geology, discussions of human impacts, ecosystem degradation, and planned restoration, and covers the socioeconomic aspects of the Everglades ecosystem.

What’s new in the Second Edition:
• *Additional chapter on Big Cypress Swamp• *New section on Lake Okeechobee and its headwaters• *A new synthesis chapter which diagrams ecological succession and food webs

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884015069
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the first edition
Recollections - introduction to the second edition
Ch. 1The Everglades in space and time3
Ch. 2An ecosystem overview13
Ch. 3Freshwater marshes : water, weather, and fire25
Ch. 4Tree islands43
Ch. 5Tropical hardwood hammocks55
Ch. 6Pinelands63
Ch. 7The big cypress swamp67
Ch. 8Mangrove swamps79
Ch. 9Coastal lowland vegetation ... and hurricanes!87
Ch. 10Coastal estuarine and marine waters95
Ch. 11Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades headwaters105
Ch. 12Origins of the flora and fauna127
Ch. 13Invertebrates135
Ch. 14Freshwater fishes145
Ch. 15Marine and estuarine fishes153
Ch. 16Amphibians157
Ch. 17Reptiles161
Ch. 18Mammals175
Ch. 19Birds183
Ch. 20Synthesis - ecological relationships and processes in the Everglades region203
Ch. 21Man and the Everglades217

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