Forested Wetlands

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Ariel E. Lugo, Sandra Brown, Mark M. Brinson
Elsevier, 1990 - Science - 527 pages
Hardbound. Forested wetlands are experiencing an unprecedented level of impact by human exploitation. There is a fundamental need to bring together existing information on ecological processes and composition of vegetation. Perhaps more urgent at this time is the need to chart fruitful research directions that will provide information on the management of this ecologically pivotal resource. This book is timely in contributing to both of these needs.Written for the professional ecologist and ecosystem manager, this unique book explains how forested wetlands function ecologically and how they vary floristically throughout the world. Chapters by the editors provide the framework for a simple functional classification of wetlands (riverine, fringe, and basin) that is gaining popularity among ecologists and resource managers worldwide. Both a world perspective and local flavor is provided by sections written by fifteen seasoned professionals in countri

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