Author: William J. Mitsch,James G. Gosselink

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119019788

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 5418

The single most important book on wetlands, newly expanded and updated Wetlands is the definitive guide to this fragile ecosystem, providing the most comprehensive coverage and in-depth information available in print. Recently updated and expanded, this latest edition contains brand new information on Wetland Ecosystem Services and an updated discussion on Wetland, Carbon, and Climate Change and Wetland Creation and Restoration. Due to popular demand, the authors have brought back five streamlined chapters on wetland ecosystems that had been removed from previous editions, and provided more robust ancillary materials including an online color photo gallery, PowerPoint slides, and several video case studies. As nature's kidneys, wetland ecosystems help the environment process toxins and excess fertilizers and maintain the relative health of our aquatic ecosystems. As the understanding of their importance grows, their management and ecology have gained increased attention and have become an area of professional specialization over the past two decades. This book gives readers a solid understanding of wetlands, how they work, what they do, and why the Earth can't live without them. Understand wetlands' role in the ecosystem, from local to global scales Appreciate the fact that wetlands may be the most logical and economical way to sequester carbon from the atmosphere Discover the unique characteristics that make wetlands critically important for improving water quality, reducing storm and flood damage, and providing habitat to support biodiversity Learn how wetlands are being managed or destroyed around the globe but also how we can create and restore them Examine the ways in which climate change is affecting wetland ecosystems and wetland ecosystems affect climate change Wetlands are crucial to the health of the planet, and we've only begun to realize the magnitude of the damage that has already been done as we scramble to save them. A generation of ecologists, ecological engineers, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide owe their knowledge of the wetlands to this book – for the next generation to follow in their footsteps, Wetlands 5th edition is the quintessential guide to these critical systems.



Author: Charlotte Roche

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832185380

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 9875

Nach einer missglückten Intimrasur liegt die 18-jährige Helen auf der Inneren Abteilung von Maria Hilf. Sie wartet auf den Besuch ihrer geschiedenen Eltern, in der irren Hoffnung, die beiden könnten sich am Krankenbett der Tochter endlich versöhnen. Unterdessen nimmt sie jene Bereiche ihres Körpers unter die Lupe, die gewöhnlich als unmädchenhaft gelten, und lässt Krankenpfleger Robin die Stellen fotografieren, die sich ihrem neugierigen Blick entziehen. Nebenher pflegt sie ihre Sammlung von Avocadokernen, die ihr auch in sexueller Hinsicht wertvolle Dienste leisten. Selbst wenn Helens Besessenheit eine Notoperation nötig werden lässt – ihr ungestümer Witz und ihre Wahrhaftigkeit machen sie zu einer Sensation nicht nur auf der Station des Krankenhauses. Sie spricht aus, was andere nicht einmal zu denken wagen. „Feuchtgebiete" ist eine Exkursion zu den letzten Tabus der Gegenwart. Mutig, radikal und provokant rebelliert Charlotte Roches Roman gegen Hygienehysterie und die sterile Ästhetik der Frauenzeitschriften, gegen den standardisierten Umgang mit dem weiblichen Körper und seiner Sexualität – und erzählt dabei die wunderbar wilde Geschichte einer ebenso genusssüchtigen wie verletzlichen Heldin.



Author: Charlotte Roche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548280400

Category: German fiction

Page: 219

View: 6203



Author: Sharon L. Spray,Karen Leah McGlothlin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525696

Category: Science

Page: 193

View: 2322

The purpose of the Exploring Environmental Challenges: A Multidisciplinary Approach series is to publish a collection of short texts that each explore a specific environmental issue and describe the methodologies, theories, and findings pertaining to that issue from both natural and social science perspectives. Each text contains three natural science essays, three social science essays, and a concluding essay. Intended for introductory environmental studies courses, these balanced, thoughtful, and rigorous texts aim to provide students with a deeper understanding of the relationship between people and their environment, and to serve as a foundation for further inquiry and discussion. Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a significant environmental challenge. Although not a comprehensive overview on wetlands, it does provide background material for a more comprehensive investigation into the science behind and the management of these ecosystems.


Characteristics and Boundaries

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Characterization of Wetlands

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309176794

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 4103

"Wetlands" has become a hot word in the current environmental debate. But what does it signify? In 1991, proposed changes in the legal definities of wetlands stirred controversy and focused attention on the scientific and economic aspects of their management. This volume explores how to define wetlands. The committee--whose members were drawn from academia, government, business, and the environmental community--builds a rational, scientific basis for delineating wetlands in the landscape and offers recommendations for further action. Wetlands also discusses the diverse hydrological and ecological functions of wetlands, and makes recommendations concerning so-called controversial areas such as permafrost wetlands, riparian ecosystems, irregularly flooded sites, and agricultural wetlands. It presents criteria for identifying wetlands and explores the problems of applying those criteria when there are seasonal changes in water levels. This comprehensive and practical volume will be of interest to environmental scientists and advocates, hydrologists, policymakers, regulators, faculty, researchers, and students of environmental studies.


Author: Peter D. Moore

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438100698

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 3405

Provides coverage of wetlands - including information on the global cycling of water, and on the relationship between the water cycle, rock weathering, and wetland formation. This book examines the diversity of wetlands in the past, present, and future, how they work, and how they can be conserved.

Lakes and Wetlands

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615303200

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 7642

Presents an introduction to lakes and wetlands, examines their physical properties, and profiles some of the major lakes in the world, including the Great Lakes, Lake Victoria, and Lake Chad.


A Partially Annotated Bibliography

Author: Elaine Gray

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 19

View: 6794


Wetlands of Tanzania

Proceedings of a Seminar on the Wetlands of Tanzania, Morogoro, Tanzania, 27-29 November, 1991

Author: G. L. Kamukala,S. A. Crafter

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831701851

Category: History

Page: 169

View: 1841

These 16 papers and final recommendations provide up-to-date information and offer guidance on future wetlands development options.


Author: Buffy Silverman

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406256145

Category: Wetland animals

Page: 32

View: 6294



Biomes and Ecosystems

Author: Yvonne Franklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433393018

Category: Education

Page: 0

View: 5526

Water, water everywhere! Although wetlands don't necessarily need to be covered in water all year long, most areas are pretty wet. Whether they are freshwater or tidal, they play a key role in the health of the Earth. They provide homes for many different kinds of plants and animals that are well adapted for the soggy conditions. Readers learn about the complex interactions between between plants, animals, and the wetlands.


Author: JoAnn Early Macken

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836848878

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9738

- Gorgeous full-color photography- Glossary, Index- More books to read, Web sites


An Introduction to Ecology, the Law, and Permitting

Author: Theda Braddock,Lisa Berntsen

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1591919681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 307

This new edition explains what wetlands are and how they fit into our complex environmental systems. It incorporates recent court cases and regulations, discusses the functions and values of wetlands, and details the scientific classification of wetlands.

Wetlands for Tropical Applications

Wastewater Treatment by Constructed Wetlands

Author: Norio Tanaka

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1848162987

Category: Constructed wetlands

Page: 164

View: 3970

This book provides a systematic exposition of the design features of constructed wetlands, and their management (in terms of siting, physical maintenance, and operation). Only very few books (or chapters) have been published on constructed wetlands in tropical conditions and none are current. The selection of plant species, managing their growth and harvesting cycles, and the impact these have on the attenuation of organic and inorganic pollutants, nutrients, and pathogens would be of interest to students and practitioners of the art working under tropical conditions. The potential of constructed wetlands as a low-cost intervention for developing countries in tropical regions that faced water pollution problems, in particular, deserves to be explored systematically.


Author: Shirley W. Gray

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756500252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2625

Examines swamps, marshes, and other kinds of wetlands, plants and animals that live there, and environmental threats.

Wetlands and Climate Change

New Challenges for Wetland Research : Extended Abstracts : 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists

Author: Society of Wetland Scientists (U.S.). European Chapter. Meeting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 108

View: 4690



Guide to Science, Law and Technology

Author: Mark S. Dennison,Tony Dennison,James F Berry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780815513339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

View: 7126

This book is intended as a practical guide to scientific, legal, and technical issues concerning wetlands. As such, it is written in the most practical terms, with numerous helpful examples and case studies of how specific issues should best be addressed. The book is organized in a way that exposes the reader in logical succession to the full gamut of complex scientific, legal, and technical aspects of wetlands. This book recognizes that wetland science, law, and technology are interdependent disciplines. Most other works focus on one of these disciplines while perhaps providing some cursory treatment of related disciplines. This book attempts to meld several different perspectives on the subject of wetlands and to show the interrelationships between the various professions that deal with wetland issues. The book is organized as a guide through the various scientific, legal, and technical components of wetlands. Within each individual chapter, extensive cross-referencing is provided to help the reader link related aspects of the issue being discussed. Further, within the presentation of each separate chapter is a discussion of how the various scientific, legal, and technical aspects of the subject interrelate. Each chapter has been written by a known authority with specialized experience in the topic being presented.

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Science and Applications

Author: K. Ramesh Reddy,Ronald D. DeLaune

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203491454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

View: 794

Wetland ecosystems maintain a fragile balance of soil, water, plant, and atmospheric components in order to regulate water flow, flooding, and water quality. Marginally covered in traditional texts on biogeochemistry or on wetland soils, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands is the first to focus entirely on the biological, geological, physical, and chemical processes that affect these critical habitats. This book offers an in-depth look at the chemical and biological cycling of nutrients, trace elements, and toxic organic compounds in wetland soil and water column as related to water quality, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gases. It details the electrochemistry, biochemical processes, and transformation mechanisms for the elemental cycling of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur. Additional chapters examine the fate and chemistry of heavy metals and toxic organic compounds in wetland environments. The authors emphasize the role of redox-pH conditions, organic matter, microbial-mediated processes that drive transformation in wetlands, plant responses and adaptation to wetland soil conditions. They also analyze how excess water, sediment water, and atmospheric change relate to elemental biogeochemical cycling. Delivering an in-depth scientific examination of the natural processes that occur in wetland ecosystems, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands comprises a key perspective on the environmental impact of pollutants and the role freshwater and coastal wetlands play in global climate change.