ISBN-10:
1118676823
ISBN-13:
9781118676820
Pub. Date:
03/09/2015
Publisher:
Wiley
Wetlands / Edition 5

Wetlands / Edition 5

by William J. Mitsch, James G. Gosselink

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118676820
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 386,640
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM J. MITSCH is Professor and Eminent Scholar at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Director of its Everglades Wetland Research Park, as well as Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management. With Sven Jorgensen of Denmark, Mitsch was the 2004 winner of the Stockholm Water Prize.

JAMES G. GOSSELINK is Professor Emeritus at the Center for Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University. He was awarded the Society of Wetland Scientists Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Part I Introduction

1 Wetlands: Human Use and Science 3

2 Wetland Definitions 27

3 Wetlands of the World 45

Part II The Wetland Environment

4 Wetland Hydrology 111

5 Wetland Soils 161

6 Wetland Biogeochemistry 179

7 Wetland Vegetation and Succession 215

Part III Wetland Ecosystems

8 Tidal Marshes 259

9 Mangrove Swamps 311

10 Freshwater Marshes 341

11 Freshwater Swamps and Riparian Ecosystems 373

12 Peatlands 413

Part IV Traditional Wetland Management

13 Wetland Classification 455

14 Human Impacts and Management of Wetlands 477

15 Wetland Laws and Protection 503

Part V Ecosystem Services

16 Wetland Ecosystem Services 527

17 Wetlands and Climate Change 563

18 Wetland Creation and Restoration 591

19 Wetlands and Water Quality 647

Appendix A. Wetland Losses by State in the United States, 1780s–1980s 701

Appendix B. Useful Wetland Web Pages 703

Appendix C. Useful Conversion Factors 705

Glossary 708

Index 721

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