Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands / Edition 1

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0520247779
ISBN-13:
9780520247772
Pub. Date:
01/08/2007
Publisher:
University of California Press

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Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands / Edition 1

Designed as a textbook, this volume is an important, up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible survey in ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent wetland scholars address the physical environment, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, soils, and hydrology of both freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Careful syntheses review how hydrology and chemistry constrain wetlands plants and animals.
In addition, contributors document the strategies employed by plants, animals, and bacteria to cope with stress. Focusing on the ecology of key organisms, each chapter is relevant to wetland regulation and assessment, wetland restoration, how flood pulses control the ecology of most wetland complexes, and how human regulation of flood pulses threatens wetland biotic integrity. Ideal for the classroom, this book is a fundamental resource for anyone interested in the current state of our wetlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520247772
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/08/2007
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 581
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


CONTRIBUTORS
PREFACE

1. ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER AND ESTUARINE WETLANDS: AN INTRODUCTION
2. WETLAND SOILS, HYDROLOGY, AND GEOMORPHOLOGY 
3. ABIOTIC CONSTRAINTS FOR WETLAND PLANTS AND ANIMALS
4. WETLAND MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
5. DEVELOPMENT OF WETLAND PLANT COMMUNITIES
6. WETLAND ANIMAL ECOLOGY
7. CARBON DYNAMICS AND ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES                                                                  
8. UNITED STATES WETLAND REGULATION, POLICY, AND ASSESSMENT
9. WETLAND RESTORATION
10. CONSEQUENCES FOR WETLANDS OF A CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

LITERATURE CITED
INDEX

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