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Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands
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Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Darold Batzer

Abstract

Designed as a textbook, this volume is an up-to-date survey in ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent wetland scholars address the physical environment, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, soils, and hydrology of both freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Careful syntheses review how hydrology and chemistry constrain wetlands plants and animals. In addition, contributors document the strategies employed by plants, animals, and bacteria to cope with stress. Focusing on the ecology of key organisms, each chapter is relevant to wetland regulation and assessment, wetland restoration, how ... More

Keywords: ecology, wetlands, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, soils, hydrology, chemistry, plants, animals, bacteria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247772
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247772.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darold Batzer, editor

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1 Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Darold P. Batzer, and Rebecca R. Sharitz

2 Wetland Geomorphology, Soils, and Formative Processes

Randy K. Kolka, and James A. Thompson

3 Wetland Hydrology

C. Rhett Jackson

4 Abiotic Constraints for Wetland Plants and Animals

Irving A. Mendelssohn, and Darold P. Batzer

6 Development of Wetland Plant Communities

Rebecca R. Sharitz, and Steven C. Pennings

7 Wetland Animal Ecology

Darold P. Batzer, Robert Cooper, and Scott A. Wissinger

9 United States Wetland Regulation and Policy

D. Eric Somerville, and Bruce A. Pruitt

10 Wetland Restoration

Joy B. Zedler

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