Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

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Darold P. Batzer, Rebecca R. Sharitz
University of California Press, 2006 - Science - 568 pages
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"An exciting new wetlands book with an international flavor that provides a synthesis of basic and applied research. Written by experts in the field the volume focuses on ecosystem processes, plant and animal ecology and wetland restoration."--Curtis J. Richardson, Director of the Duke University Wetland Center.

"An excellent interdisciplinary team provides a fresh synthesis that has continuity among chapters, is refreshingly honest and cautionary, and is responsive to societal pressures and opportunities. A road forward from society's dismal swamp of past behaviors and missed opportunities."--R. Eugene Turner, Louisiana State University

"There's everything here from biogeography, climate change, wetland soils and hydrology to descriptions of wetland types and their biota viruses, bacteria, all the way up to the charismatic megafauna and megaflora, to chapters on wetland regulation and policy, restoration, and biodiversity."--Stephen Threlkeld, University of Mississippi
  

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Contents

An Introduction
1
2 Wetland Geomorphology Soils and Formative Processes
7
3 Wetland Hydrology
43
4 Abiotic Constraints for Wetland Plants and Animals
82
5 Biogeochemistry and Bacterial Ecology of Hydrologically Dynamic Wetlands
115
6 Development of Wetland Plant Communities
177
7 Wetland Animal Ecology
242
8 Wetland Ecosystem Processes
285
9 United States Wetland Regulation and Policy
313
10 Wetland Restoration
348
11 Flood Pulsing and the Development and Maintenance of Biodiversity in Floodplains
407
12 Consequences for Wetlands of a Changing Global Environment
436
Literature Cited
463
Index
561
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Darold Batzer is Professor of Entomology at the University of Georgia. He is the coeditor of Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America and Bioassessment and Management of North American Freshwater Wetlands and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Wetlands. Rebecca Sharitz is Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia and Senior Ecologist at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. She is the coeditor of Freshwater Wetlands and Wildlife.

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