Wetland Habitats of North America

Addressing a broad audience of students, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and policy makers, this book reviews recent, scientifically rigorous literature directly relevant to understanding, managing, protecting, and restoring ...

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Author: Dr. Darold P. Batzer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520951419

Category: Nature

Page: 408

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Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat approach, in which experts familiar with wetlands from across North America provide analyses and syntheses of their particular region of study. Addressing a broad audience of students, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and policy makers, this book reviews recent, scientifically rigorous literature directly relevant to understanding, managing, protecting, and restoring wetland ecosystems of North America.

Wetland Habitats of North America

1 The goal of this book is to summarize recent literature and current perspectives on the ecology of wetland habitats of the North American continent and primary concerns regarding their conservation. All wetlands, by definition, ...

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Author: Darold P. Batzer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520271647

Category: Nature

Page: 404

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“Wetland Habitats of North America is essential reading for everyone who studies, manages, or visits North American wetlands. It fills an important void in the wetland literature, providing accessible and succinct descriptions of all of the continent’s major wetland types.” Arnold van der Valk, Iowa State University “Batzer and Baldwin have compiled the most comprehensive compendium of North American wetland habitats and their ecology that is presently available—a must for wetland scientists and managers.” Irving A. Mendelssohn, Louisiana State University "If you want to gain a broad understanding of the ecology of North America’s diverse wetlands, Wetland Habitats of North America is the book for you. Darold Batzer and Andrew Baldwin have assembled an impressive group of regional wetland scientists who have produced a virtual encyclopedia to the continent’s wetlands. Reading the book is like a road trip across the Americas with guided tours of major wetland types by local experts. Your first stop will be to coastal wetlands with eight chapters covering tidal wetlands along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts. Then you’ll travel inland where you can visit any or all of 18 types ranging from bottomland swamps of the Southeast to pothole marshes of the Northern Prairies to montane wetlands of the Rockies to tropical swamps of Central America and desert springs wetlands. All in one book—I’m impressed! Every wetlander should add this book to her or his swampland library. Ralph Tiner, University of Massachusetts–Amherst

Habitat Management for Migrating and Wintering Waterfowl in North America

BIOPOLITICAL STRATEGIES FOR WATERFOWL HABITAT PRESERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT ROLLIN D. SPARROWE , U.S. Fish and ... of wetland habitats in North waterfowl shifts our attention from the America , including a brief mention of northern ...

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Author: Loren M. Smith

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 089672204X

Category: Nature

Page: 586

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This important compilation on habitat management for waterfowl throughout North America addresses practicing waterfowl biologists and managers, researchers, and students of waterfowl ecology and management.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Progress Report

The southern regions are experiencing rapid growth in human populations and equally rapid destruction and degradation of tropical forest and wetland habitats that serve as wintering and stopover areas for migrating birds .

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01074002H

Category: Wetland conservation

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Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Wetlands of the Northern Gulf Coast. in Wetland habitats of North America: Ecology and conservation concerns. eds. d. P. Batzer and a. H. Baldwin, 75–88. Berkeley: university of California Press. Battle, J. M., and S. W. Golladay. 2001.

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Author: Darold P. Batzer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520278585

Category: Nature

Page: 372

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This second edition of this important and authoritative survey provides students and researchers with up-to-date and accessible information about the ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent scholars help students understand both general concepts of different wetland types as well as complex topics related to these dynamic physical environments. Careful syntheses review wetland soils, hydrology, and geomorphology; abiotic constraints for wetland plants and animals; microbial ecology and biogeochemistry; development of wetland plant communities; wetland animal ecology; and carbon dynamics and ecosystem processes. In addition, contributors document wetland regulation, policy, and assessment in the US and provide a clear roadmap for adaptive management and restoration of wetlands. New material also includes an expanded review of the consequences for wetlands in a changing global environment. Ideally suited for wetlands ecology courses, Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands, Second Edition, includes updated content, enhanced images (many in color), and innovative pedagogical elements that guide students and interested readers through the current state of our wetlands.

Amending the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to Establish Requirements Regarding Payment of the Non federal Share of the Costs of Wetlands Conservation Projects in Canada that are Funded Under that Act and for Other Purposes

... state , and pri, vate programs have been initiated to reduce wetland loss and recover and restore wetland habitats . In 1986 , the United States , Canada , and Mexico signed the North American Waterfowl Management Plan ( NAWMP ) .

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085454471

Category: Government publications

Page: 6

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Bioassessment and Management of North American Freshwater Wetlands

as rivers and lakes may use wetlands during portions of their life cycle . ... RIVERINE FLOODPLAIN WETLANDS Riverine floodplain wetlands occur along many large North American rivers and I consist of a diversity of fish habitats that are ...

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Author: Russell B. Rader

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471352349

Category: Science

Page: 484

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The first resource of its kind-essential practical guidance on wetlands bioassessment and management Although bioassessment has become a vital tool in the successful management of many aquatic ecosystems, to date there has been no single book that covers the application of bioassessment principles to wetland ecosystems. This contributed volume fills this important gap in the literature, with a multifaceted look at the issues and techniques involved in the successful bioassessment and management of freshwater wetlands. The book is divided into two parts-bioassessment and wildlife management. After a review of general bioassessment principles, Part I discusses the statistical issues related to sampling numerous sites, as well as the application of multivariate procedures and invertebrate functional groups to wetland bioassessment. A series of case studies examines bioassessment results using various organismal groups, followed by several chapters that trace the relationship between bioassessment and wetland restoration. Coverage also explores how to use and sample bacteria, algae, macrophytes, and invertebrates. Part II covers key management topics, including many that are frequently overlooked in other treatments of the subject. Separate chapters discuss how to manage fish, waterbirds, and mosquitoes in wetlands. Other chapters address timber harvest strategies and impact assessment, as well as the biological control of an invasive wetland plant. As wetland managers work to strike a vital balance between resource exploitation and resource protection, this book offers an important repository of practical information to use in meeting this formidable challenge. It will be welcomed by wetland managers and scientists, environmental engineers, ecologists, civil engineers, and others whose work involves wetlands study and management.

Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America

As habitat for aquatic invertebrates , Carolina bays have several notable attributes . The first is their hydrology . Water levels fluctuate widely in most Carolina bays , and many dry out seasonally , or at least occasionally .

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Author: Darold P. Batzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471292583

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1122

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Wetlands are crucial ecosystems that help filter a great number of toxicants out of the earth's waters. They must be managed and occasionally even built from scratch, including all of the flora and fauna that grows there. Invertebrates play a key role in the wetland food chain. This comprehensive resource is the first dedicated solely to the ecology and management of invertebrates.

North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act

NAWCA provides a funding mechanism for cooperative publicprivate wetland conservation efforts throughout North America ... or enhancement of approximately 8.3 million acres of wetlands and associated habitat in the U.S. and Canada .

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02246420L

Category: Waterfowl management

Page: 12

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Concept Plan for Waterfowl Habitat Protection San Francisco Bay California

Wetland habitats throughout North America , including San Francisco Bay , will need to be preserved to provide sufficient breeding and nonbreeding habitat for waterfowl . Additionally , efforts must be made to improve the habitats ...

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Author: Charles S. Houghten

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025025287

Category: Habitat conservation

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