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Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

ISBN-10: 0199608954

ISBN-13: 9780199608959

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Arnold G. van der Valk

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List price: $81.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Abbreviations
Introduction
What is a wetland?
Wetland classification
Wetland inventories
Summary
Practical experiments and observations
Wetland classification
Water and Soil
Physical and chemical properties of water
Wetland hydrology
Secondary gradients
Hydric soils
Soil genesis
Summary
Practical experiments and observations
Water levels
Water chemistry
Temperature and oxygen gradients
Redox
Hydric soils
Microorganisms and Invertebrates
Microorganisms
Bacteria
Fungi
Algae
Invertebrates
Aquatic insects
Summary
Practical experiments and observations
Wetland algae
Wetland invertebrates
Wetland Plants and Animals
Wetland plants
Internal gas-space continuum
Heterophylly
Clonal growth
Birds
Fish
Amphibians, reptiles, and mammals
Summary
Practical experiments and observations
Macrophyte adaptations
Seed banks
Wetland birds
Wetland fish
Spatial and Temporal Patterns
Coenoclines
Spatial patterns
Coenocline development
Fire
Temporal patterns
Macro-succession
Micro-succession
Micro-succession versus fluctuations
Development of wedand landscapes
Summary
Practical experiments and observations
Gradient analysis
Sediment cores
Wetland Functions
Primary production
Food webs
Litter decomposition
Nutrient cycling
The carbon cycle
Nitrogen and sulfur cycling
Phosphorus cycling
Summary
Practical experiments and observations
Primary production
Invertebrates and litter decomposition
Methane production
Invasive Species
What makes a species invasive?
Landscape sink or disturbance hypothesis
Superior competitor hypothesis
Enemy release
Broader tolerance
Efficient use
Hybrid vigor
Allelopathy
Empty niche
Invasive animal species
What effect do exotic species have on wetlands?
What should be done to control invasive species?
Summary
Practical observations
Restoration and Creation
Definitions
Restoration and succession
Environmental restoration
Biological restoration
Plant materials
Invasive species
Suitable establishment conditions
Restoration planning
Project goals
Site selection and evaluation
Restoration plan
Implementation
Monitoring
Project evaluation and management
How successful are wetland restorations?
Post-project management
Summary
Global Climate Change
Wetlands and the global carbon budget
Impacts of climate change
Species composition
Migration and extinction
Indirect effects
Prairie potholes
Louisiana coastal mashes
Summary
Practical experiments and observations
The value and future of wetlands
Functions, services, and values
Protection and conservation
Future of wetlands
Glossary
Bibliography
Index