Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States

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William H. Conner, Thomas W. Doyle, Ken W. Krauss
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 24, 2007 - Science - 505 pages
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Tidal freshwater forested wetlands represent an intriguing and und- studied type of ecosystem in the southeastern United States. The phy- ographic position of tidal freshwater forested wetlands in occupying low lying, coastal areas makes them susceptible to upland runoff, tidal flo- ing, saltwater intrusion, and other global climate change phenomena. While information on them is rather sparse in the scientific literature, these ecosystems are among the most sensitive to sea-level rise and increased drought or flood frequency. Tidal freshwater forested wetlands are readily impacted by acute and chronic exposure to even low levels of salinity. The combined stress of flooding and salinity may compound the threat in these systems such that the margin for survival and compensation to changing climate is much less than for other coastal habitats. In this book, we bring together principal investigators whose research focus has targeted the - drology, biogeochemistry, community ecology, forestry, stress physiology, and restoration of tidal freshwater forested wetlands in the southeastern United States. It is our foremost intent to develop an up-to-date treatise that includes not only peer-reviewed journal articles but also the dispersive grey literature on the topic in order to spark future research interest in tidal freshwater forested wetlands and to provide land managers with a concise overview of research findings. We have thus formalized all scientific and common names into the standard of ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Infor- tion System, http://www. itis.
 

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Contents

Effects of Land Use Hurricanes Sealevel Rise and Climate Change
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Chapter 2 Hydrology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States
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Chapter 3 Soils and Biogeochemistry of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands
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Chapter 4 Plant Community Composition of a Tidally Influenced Remnant Atlantic White Cedar Stand in Mississippi
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Chapter 5 Sediment Nutrient and Vegetation Trends Along the Tidal Forested Pocomoke River Maryland
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Chapter 6 Vegetation and Seed Bank Studies Pulsed Swamps of the Nanticoke River Chesapeake Bay of Salt
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Chapter 7 Tidal Freshwater Swamps of a Lower Chesapeake Bay Subestuary
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Chapter 8 Biological Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Tidal Freshwater Swamp Forests of the Lower Cape Fear RiverEstuary North Carolina
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Chapter 11 Ecological Characteristics of Tidal Freshwater Forests Along the Lower Suwannee River Florida
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Chapter 12 Community Composition of Select Areas of Tidal Freshwater Forest Along the Savannah River
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Effects of Salinity Nutrients and Insect Defoliation
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Advances Using Baldcypress as a Model for Restoration
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Chapter 15 Assessing the Impact of Tidal Flooding and Salinity on Longterm Growth of Baldcypress Under Changing Climate and Riverflow
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Chapter 16 Conservation and Use of Coastal Wetland Forests in Louisiana
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Future Research Needs and an Overview of Restoration
461
Appendix 1
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Chapter 9 Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forests in Coastal Deltaic Louisiana and Northeastern South Carolina
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of Hydric Hammocks on the Gulf Coast of Florida
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