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Beth A. Middleton

Flood Pulsing in Wetlands

Restoring the Natural Hydrological Balance

€ 175.95

The latest cutting edge research on flood pulsing and wetland restoration in North America

Presenting the latest research from leaders in the field of restoration ecology, Flood Pulsing in Wetlands reflects the current movement to incorporate flood pulsing into wetland restoration efforts.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Contributors.
Preface.
Chapter 1: The Flood Pulse Concept in Wetland Restoration (Beth A. Middleton).
Chapter 2: Flood Pulses and Restoration of Riparian Vegetation in the American Southwest (Julie C. Stromberg and M. K. Chew).
Flood Patterns and Riparian Vegetation in the Desert Southwest.
Flood Pulses and Riparian Restoration.
Conclusion.
Chapter 3: The Role of the Flood Pulse in Ecosystem-Level Processes in Southwestern Riparian Forests: A Case Study From the Middle Rio Grande (Lisa M. Ellis, Clifford S. Crawford, and Manuel C. Molles Jr.).
An Altered River: The Case of the Middle Rio Grande.
Consequences of the Altered River: Some Obvious Problems.
Research at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: Floods, Fire, and the Litter Connection.
Fire: Its Relationship to Flooding and Litter Buildup.
The Future: Restoration of the Flood Pulse.
Chapter 4: The Role of the Flood Pulse in Maintaining Boltonia decurrens, a Fugitive Plant Species of the Illinois River Floodplain: A Case History of a Threatened Species (M. Smith and P. Mettler).
The Flood Pulse and Boltonia Decurrens.
Adaptations to Cyclical Flooding.
Alteration of the Flood Pulse.
Restoration of the Flood Pulse to the Illinois River Valley.
Protection for B. decurrens Under the Endangered Species Act.
Policies and Prospects for the Future.
Chapter 5: Conservation and Restoration of Semiarid Riparian Forests: A Case Study from the Upper Missouri River, Montana (Michael L. Scott and Gregor T. Auble).
Introduction.
Riparian Forests in Dry Regions.
The Upper Missouri River, Montana: A Case Study.
Conclusions.
Chapter 6: Implications of Reestablishing Prolonged Flood Pulse Characteristics of the Kissimmee River and Floodplain Ecosystem (Louis A. Toth, Joseph W. Koebel Jr., Andrew G. Warne, and Joanne Chamberlain).
Hydrogeomorphology of the Kissimmee River Basin.
Flood Pulse Ecology.
Restoration of the Flood Pulse.
Restoration Expectations.
Conclusions.
Chapter 7: Flood Pulsing in the Regeneration and Maintenance of Species in Riverine Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States (Beth A. Middleton).
Hydrologic Reengineering of Forested Wetlands.
Regeneration Problems for Plant Species on Floodplains with Altered Hydrology.
Restoration Approaches.
Index.
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Hardback
320 pagina's
Januari 2002
595 gram
244 x 159 x 21 mm
John Wiley & Sons us

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