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By Christopher Craft

ISBN-10: 0124072321

ISBN-13: 9780124072329

ISBN-10: 0124076599

ISBN-13: 9780124076594

Creating and Restoring Wetlands: From idea to perform describes the demanding situations and possibilities with regards to the recovery of freshwater and estuarine wetlands in traditional, agricultural, and concrete environments within the coming century.

The underpinnings of recovery, pushed by means of ecological (disturbance, dispersal, succession) thought, are defined and utilized to varied actions (restoring hydrology, soils, and biota) which are used to enhance the fast- and long term luck of wetland recovery initiatives.

Unforeseen difficulties that prevent recovery efforts and options to those difficulties are mentioned during this finished publication that comprises 5 sections and thirteen chapters that come with an creation describing the defining features of wetland – hydrology, soils, biota, the position of thought in guiding wetland succession, surroundings improvement following recovery, and differentiating wetland reclamation, recovery, and production, recovery of assorted estuarine and freshwater wetlands, case reviews of estuarine and freshwater recovery and large-scale recovery, and eventually, the way forward for wetland restoration.

  • Explicitly hyperlinks ecological conception to recovery efforts in numerous freshwater and estuarine, traditional, agricultural, city landscapes, and wetland ecosystems
  • Contains case experiences of small- and large-scale recovery actions making sure relevance to contributors and organizations
  • Illustrates successes in addition to disasters of freshwater and estuarine wetland restorations so as to study from them
  • Presents particular details on hydrology, biota, wetland succession, surroundings improvement following recovery, and more

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Mires, Swamp, Bog, Fen and Moor, Ecosystems of the World, vol. 4B. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 95–152. , 1993. A Hydrogeomorphic Classification for Wetlands. Technical Report WRP-DE-4. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC. , 1992. Internal pressurization and convective flow in some emergent freshwater macrophytes. Limnology and Oceanography 37, 1420–1433. , 1995. Restoration and management of ecosystems for nature conservation in Germany. , J. ), Rehabilitating Damaged Ecosystems.

They also illustrate that different types of wetlands provide different kinds and levels of ecosystem services. For example, if the primary goal of restoration is water quality improvement, then it makes sense to restore wetlands adjacent to and strongly connected with other aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on the landscape. If carbon sequestration is 42 Foundations the primary goal, then connectivity is not as important and may even be detrimental to achieving the goal (see Chapter 4, Consideration of the Landscape).

The Corps could deny the permit or issue one after requiring that the environmental damage be offset by avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating the damage by creating or restoring wetlands (National Research Council, 2001). W. Bush stated that no net loss of wetlands was a goal of his administration (National Research Council, 2001). Mitigation may consist of wetland creation, restoration, preservation, and/or other activities such as improving public access to the natural resource such as a river or estuary or some combination thereof.

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