Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

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Dr. Darold P. Batzer, Rebecca R. Sharitz
Univ of California Press, 2014 M12 6 - 372 páginas
This second edition of this important and authoritative survey provides students and researchers with up-to-date and accessible information about the ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands.

Prominent scholars help students understand both general concepts of different wetland types as well as complex topics related to these dynamic physical environments. Careful syntheses review wetland soils, hydrology, and geomorphology; abiotic constraints for wetland plants and animals; microbial ecology and biogeochemistry; development of wetland plant communities; wetland animal ecology; and carbon dynamics and ecosystem processes. In addition, contributors document wetland regulation, policy, and assessment in the US and provide a clear roadmap for adaptive management and restoration of wetlands. New material also includes an expanded review of the consequences for wetlands in a changing global environment.

Ideally suited for wetlands ecology courses, Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands, Second Edition, includes updated content, enhanced images (many in color), and innovative pedagogical elements that guide students and interested readers through the current state of our wetlands.

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An Introduction
1
2 Wetland Soils Hydrology and Geomorphology
23
3 Abiotic Constraints for Wetland Plants and Animals
61
4 Wetland Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry
87
5 Development of Wetland Plant Communities
133
6 Wetland Animal Ecology
151
7 Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Processes
185
8 United States Wetland Regulation Policy and Assessment
203
9 Wetland Restoration
225
10 Consequences for Wetlands of a Changing Global Environment
261
LITERATURE CITED
287
INDEX
353
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Darold P. Batzer is Professor of Entomology at the University of Georgia. He is the coeditor of several volumes, including Wetland Habitats of North America (UC Press), Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America, and Bioassessment and Management of North American Freshwater Wetlands. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Wetlands, the scholarly journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists, and he has taught courses in wetland ecology and aquatic ecology.

Rebecca Sharitz is Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia and coeditor of two books for the US Atomic Energy Commission. She has taught courses in wetland ecology.

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