This book contains papers on the topics of brought together wetland SCientists from all wetland ecology and management, most of continents and provided an opportunity to exchange valuable information on a variety of which were presented at the 2nd International Wetlands Conference in Trebon, Czechoslovakia aspects on the ecology and management of wetlands. (13-22 June 1984). The conference, hosted by the Hydrobotany Department of the Institute of Botany, was organized by the Czechoslovak This volume contains papers that represent aspects of wetland management. Like most Academy of Sciences and the International ecological topics, the papers clearly Wetlands Working Group of the International Association of Ecology (INTECOL) with demonstrate that the science of wetland management is not evenly developed around the cooperation from the SCOPE (SCientific Committee on Problems of the Environment) world. In some areas, wetlands have not even Working Group on Ecosystem Dynamics in been adequately described and there is little Freshwater Wetlands and Shallow Water Bodies, information about the impacts that man is UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) having on them. In other areas, information on Program, International Society for Ecological wetland ecology and management has developed Modelling, and the International Society for to the point where regulations and laws provide Limnology (SIL). Partial sponsorship for the some protection against development. It is our conference and these proceedings was provided hope this collection of papers will demonstrate by UNESCO (Contract SCjRPj204. 079.
Table of ContentsOne: Wetland Management.- 1. A regional strategy for wetlands protection.- 2. Smoldering combustion, thermal decomposition and nutrient content following controlled burning of Typha dominated organic mat.- 3. Microscale succession and vegetation management by fire in a freshwater marsh of Atlantic Canada.- 4. The response of Distichlisspicata (L.) Green and Spartinapatens (Ait.) Muhl. to nitrogen fertilization in hydrologically altered wetlands.- 5. Maximizing duckweed (Lemnaceae) production by suitable harvest strategy.- 6. Methods and techniques of wetland reclamation in Byelorussia.- Two: Landscape Issues Related to Wetland Management.- 7. Effect of human activities and sea level rise on wetland ecosystems in the Cape Fear River estuary, North Carolina, USA.- 8. The response of Atlantic-White Cedar wetlands to varying levels of disturbance from suburban development in the New Jersey Pinelands.- 9. Consequences of management practices on coastal wetlands in the East and West Indies.- 10. Effect of peatland development on water quality, fish and wildlife habitat: A review.- 11. The impact of hydroelectric developments on the Lechwe and its feeding grounds at Kafue Flats, Zambia.- 12. Should there be man-made lakes in Africa?.- 13. Survey of macrophytic vegetation in North German water courses.- 14. Vegetation and land use in the Luznice River floodplain and valley in Austria and Czechoslovakia.- 15. Danube backwaters and their response to anthropogenic alterations.- 16. Vegetational changes in response to drainage at Sarobetsu Mire, N. Hokkaido, Japan.- Three: Wetland Ecology and Utilization.- 17. The apiary of the mangroves.- 18. Characteristics of a seasonally flooded freshwater system in monsoonal Australia.- 19. Ecology of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps in the New Jersey Pinelands.