Hydrology of flooded and wetland forests

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Edited by: D. AmatyaT. M. WilliamsL. Bren, and C. de Jong



In this chapter we will examine the hydrology of forested areas that are subject to soil saturation by rain, groundwater, or surface flooding. They include mangroves and other tidal forests, the forested portions of peatlands, and tree dominated wetlands defined by the Ramsar Convention (Mathews 1993). They also include estuarine tidal forests, palustrine forested wetlands, and the portion of palustrine scrub-shrub which are made up of immature tree species of the Cowardin et al. (1985) classification. A broad outline of ecology of all wetlands are described in Mitsch and Gosselink (2015), wetlands specifically with tidal influence are described by Tiner (2013), while descriptions of northern and southern forested wetlands can be found in Trettin et al. (1996) and Messina and Conner (1998) respectively.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Hydrology of flooded and wetland forests
ISBN 9781780646602
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher CABI
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 21 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Forest hydrology: Processes, management and assessment
First page 103
Last page 123
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