In Search of Swampland A Wetland Sourcebook and Field Guide

ISBN-10: 0813536812
ISBN-13: 9780813536811
Edition: 2nd 2005
Authors: Ralph W. Tiner
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Wetland Primer
Swampland, Marshland, Wetland: Wetland Concept and Definitions
What Is a Wetland?
Scientific Definitions
Regulatory Definitions
Field Interpretation of the Federal Regulatory Wetland Definition
Wetland Definition for This Book
Additional Readings
Water, the Lifeblood of Swampland: Wetland Hydrology
What Is Hydrology?
Water Budget
How Wet Is a Wetland?
Hydrology and the Growing Season
Wetland Hydrology
Additional Readings
The Birth and Growth of Swampland: Wetland Formation and Evolution
Origins of Swampland
The Big Freeze: Glaciation Effects
The Floods: Alluvial Processes
The Tides: Effects of Rising Sea Levels
Hydrarch Succession: Plant-Community Dynamics
Paludification: Climbing Bogs
The Hydrologic Cycle: Changing Water Levels
Nature's Hydraulic Engineer: The Beaver
The Human Factor
Additional Readings
Swamp Earth: Hydric Soils
What Is Soil?
Effects of Waterlogging on Soil Development
What Is Hydric Soil?
Distribution of Hydric Soils
Additional Readings
Swamp Plants: Hydrophytes and Wetland Plant Communities
What Is a Hydrophyte?
Water Stress on Plants
Plant Adaptations for Life in Water or Wetlands
Factors Affecting Wetland Plant Communities
Wetland Types
Additional Readings
Swamp Things: Wetland Wildlife
Wetland Dependency
Animal Adaptations for the Wet Life
Wetlands as Wildlife Habitat
Additional Readings
Swampland at Work: Wetland Functions and Values
Water-Quality Protection
Floodwater Storage
Shoreline Stabilization
Water Supply
Aquatic Productivity
Provision of Wildlife Habitat
Local Climate Regulator
Databanks of the Earth's History
Reaping Nature's Wet Bounty
Additional Readings
Swampland Now and Then: Wetland Status and Trends
Wetland Status
Wetland Trends
Causes of Wetland Loss and Degradation
Wetlands Still at Risk
Additional Readings
Swampland-Wasteland or Watery Wealth: Wetland Conservation, Management, and Restoration
Changing Attitudes toward Wetlands
Wetland Protection
Wetland Acquisition
Wetland Management
Wetland Restoration, Creation, and Enhancement
Additional Readings
Wetland Identification Guide
Recognizing Wetland Plants
Wetland-Plant Lists
How to Identify Common Hydrophytes
How to Use the Plant-Identification Keys
Keys to Common Hydrophytes of the Northeast
Illustrations and Descriptions of Common Hydrophytes
Additional Field Guides
Interpreting Hydric Soils
List of Hydric Soils
Describing Soils
How to Recognize Hydric Soils
Additional Readings
Identifying Wetland Wildlife
How to Identify Wetland Animals
Keys to Selected Wetland Vertebrates of the Northeast
Illustrations and Descriptions of Wetland Vertebrates
Additional Field Guides
Finding Wetlands and Their Boundaries: Wetland Identification and Delineation
Printed Maps: Gospel or Guidance?
Seeking Swampland: How to Find Wetlands in the Field
Drawing a Line in the Dirt: Delineating the Boundary
Additional Readings
Typing and Evaluating Wetlands: Wetland Classification and Functional Assessment
Defining Properties
Name that Wetland: Classifying Wetlands
What Good is That Wetland?: Assessing Wetlands
Additional Readings
A Call to Action: SOS-Saving Our Swampland
Wetlands to Explore
Some Poisonous Wetland Plants in the Northeast and Great Lakes States
Glossary
References
Index

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