Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States - Conner, William H. / Doyle, Thomas W. / Krauss, Ken W. (eds.)
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This book draws together the latest findings from investigators focusing on the hydrological processes, community organization, and stress physiology of freshwater, tidally influenced land-margin forests of the southeastern United States. It describes the land use history that led to the restricted distribution of these wetlands, and provides descriptions of the hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, and physiological ecology of these systems, highlighting the similarities shared among tidal freshwater forested wetlands. Including case studies from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book draws together the latest findings from investigators focusing on the hydrological processes, community organization, and stress physiology of freshwater, tidally influenced land-margin forests of the southeastern United States. It describes the land use history that led to the restricted distribution of these wetlands, and provides descriptions of the hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, and physiological ecology of these systems, highlighting the similarities shared among tidal freshwater forested wetlands. Including case studies from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana, Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States will be an important resource for researchers, natural resource managers and students interested in understanding the complex dynamics of this unique coastal ecosystem; one that has been altered by land-use history and which is now undergoing decline due to changing climate, sea-level rise and hurricanes. In particular, it provides current knowledge on those biological, geological, hydrological and physical forcing factors that may influence the possible alternatives and likely success of coastal restoration projects for these vulnerable ecosystems.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer Netherlands
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11765301
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juni 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 162mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 990g
  • ISBN-13: 9781402050947
  • ISBN-10: 1402050941
  • Artikelnr.: 22551136
Autorenporträt
William H. Conner, Clemson University, Georgetown, SC, USA / Thomas W. Doyle, US Geological Survey, Lafayette, LA, USA / Ken W. Krauss, US Geological Survey, Lafayette, LA, USA
Inhaltsangabe
From the contents
1. Tidal freshwater swamps of the southeastern United States.-2. Hydrology of tidal freshwater forested wetlands of the southeastern United States.- 3. Soils and biogeochemistry of tidal freshwater forested wetlands.- 4. Plant community composition of a tidally influenced, remnant Atlantic white cedar stand in Mississippi.- 5. Sediment, nutrient, and vegetation trends along the tidal, forested Pocomoke River, Maryland.- 6. Vegetation and seed bank studies of salt-pulsed swamps of the Nanticoke River, Chesapeake Bay.- 7. Tidal freshwater swamps of a lower Chesapeake Bay subestuary.- 8. Biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of tidal freshwater swamp forests of the lower Cape Fear River/Estuary.- 9. Ecology of tidal freshwater forests in coastal deltaic Louisiana and northeastern South Carolina.- 10. Ecology of the coastal edge of hydric hammocks on the Gulf Coast of Florida.- 11. Ecological characteristics of tidal freshwater forests along the lower Suwannee River.
Rezensionen
From the reviews:

"Tidal freshwater wetlands, upstream from saline coastal estuaries, present remarkable habitats now threatened by a variety of factors including climate change and sea level rise. The editors, along with 50 contributors ... here present recent, much-needed studies of these endangered areas. ... The volume offers good reviews of the current use and conservation of these forested wetlands, with ample suggestions about future research needs. ... This handbook is well referenced and illustrated throughout. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners." (C. Leck, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (5), January, 2008)

"The editors of this book have successfully brought together ecologists actively engaged in research on these systems ... and widely dispersed grey literature to provide a comprehensive review of research findings. ... For those interested in coastal wetlands, or systems that are driven by strong hydrological fluctuations, this book will be a valuable resource." (Siobhan Fennessy, Ecology, Vol. 89 (10), 2008)