ISBN-10:
047129263X
ISBN-13:
9780471292630
Pub. Date:
01/01/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics / Edition 1

Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics / Edition 1

by Beth A. Middleton, Middleton

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Overview

While it is generally accepted that flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics are critical to wetland viability, there is as yet no consensus among those responsible for wetland restoration about how best to plan for those phenomena or even whether it is really necessary to do so at all. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Beth Middleton draws upon the latest research from around the world to build a strong case for making flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics integral to the wetland restoration planning process.

While the initial chapters of the book are devoted to laying the conceptual foundations, most of the coverage is concerned with demonstrating the practical implications for wetland restoration and management of the latest ecological theory and research. It includes a fascinating case history section in which Dr. Middleton explores the restoration models used in five major North American, European, Australian, African, and Asian wetland projects, and analyzes their relative success from the perspective of flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics planning.

Wetland Restoration also features a wealth of practical information useful to all those involved in wetland restoration and management, including:
* A compendium of water level tolerances, seed germination, seedling recruitment, adult survival rates, and other key traits of wetland plant species
* A bibliography of 1,200 articles and monographs covering all aspects of wetland restoration
* A comprehensive directory of wetland restoration ftp sites worldwide
* An extensive glossary of essential terms


Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics is a valuable working resource for wetland restoration consultants, employees of government agencies, and professional land managers, as well as ecologists, foresters, and geologists involved with wetland restoration and management. It is also an excellent text for advanced courses in wetland restoration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471292630
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

BETH MIDDLETON, PhD, is an associate professor of Wetland Ecology in the Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

RESTORATION AND DISTURBANCE: BACKGROUND.

Disturbance Dynamics in Wetlands.

DISTURBANCE DYNAMICS AND LIFE HISTORY STRATEGIES IN WETLANDS.

Restoration Theory.

From Seed to Adult: Missing Links in Restoration.

RESTORING DISTURBANCE DYNAMICS IN WETLANDS.

Restoration and Disturbance Dynamics in Restored Landscapes.

Revegetation Alternatives.

Case Histories.

Glossary.

References.

Appendices.

Index.

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