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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1. Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands: An Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 2. Wetland Geomorphology, Soils, and Formative Processes
  2. pp. 7-42
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  1. 3. Wetland Hydrology
  2. pp. 43-81
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  1. 4. Abiotic Constraints for Wetland Plants and Animals
  2. pp. 82-114
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  1. 5. Biogeochemistry and Bacterial Ecology of Hydrologically Dynamic Wetlands
  2. pp. 115-176
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  1. 6. Development of Wetland Plant Communities
  2. pp. 177-241
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  1. 7. Wetland Animal Ecology
  2. pp. 242-284
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  1. 8. Wetland Ecosystem Processes
  2. pp. 285-312
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  1. 9. United States Wetland Regulation and Policy
  2. pp. 313-347
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  1. 10. Wetland Restoration
  2. pp. 348-406
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  1. 11. Flood Pulsing and the Development and Maintenance of Biodiversity in Floodplains
  2. pp. 407-435
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  1. 12. Consequences for Wetlands of a Changing Global Environment
  2. pp. 436-462
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  1. Literature Cited
  2. pp. 463-560
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 561-568
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  1. Image Plates
  2. pp. 569-576
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520932890
Related ISBN
9780520247772
MARC Record
OCLC
777468872
Pages
581
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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