Wetland restoration, flood pulsing, and disturbance dynamics

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Abstract

While it is generally accepted that flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics are critical to wetland viability, there is as yet no consensus among those responsible for wetland restoration about how best to plan for those phenomena or even whether it is really necessary to do so at all. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Beth Middleton draws upon the latest research from around the world to build a strong case for making flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics integral to the wetland restoration planning process.

While the initial chapters of the book are devoted to laying the conceptual foundations, most of the coverage is concerned with demonstrating the practical implications for wetland restoration and management of the latest ecological theory and research. It includes a fascinating case history section in which Dr. Middleton explores the restoration models used in five major North American, European, Australian, African, and Asian wetland projects, and analyzes their relative success from the perspective of flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics planning.

Wetland Restoration also features a wealth of practical information useful to all those involved in wetland restoration and management, including:
* A compendium of water level tolerances, seed germination, seedling recruitment, adult survival rates, and other key traits of wetland plant species
* A bibliography of 1,200 articles and monographs covering all aspects of wetland restoration
* A comprehensive directory of wetland restoration ftp sites worldwide
* An extensive glossary of essential terms

Additional publication details

Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Title Wetland restoration, flood pulsing, and disturbance dynamics
ISBN 978-0-471-29263-0
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Publisher location New York, NY
Description xi, 388 p.
Other Geospatial Earth