Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Marginally covered in traditional texts on biogeochemistry or on wetland soils, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands is the first to focus entirely on the biological, geological, physical, and chemical

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Author: K. Ramesh Reddy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203491459

Page: 800

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Wetland ecosystems maintain a fragile balance of soil, water, plant, and atmospheric components in order to regulate water flow, flooding, and water quality. Marginally covered in traditional texts on biogeochemistry or on wetland soils, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands is the first to focus entirely on the biological, geological, physical, and chemical

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

This book offers an in-depth look at the chemical and biological cycling of nutrients, trace elements, and toxic organic compounds in wetland soils and water columns as related to water quality, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gases.

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498764551

Page:

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Methods in Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Wetlands occur at the interface of upland and aquatic ecosystems, making them unique environments that are vital to ecosystem health. But wetlands are also challenging to assess and understand.

Methods in Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Author: Ronald D. DeLaune

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0891189602

Page: 1024

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Wetlands occur at the interface of upland and aquatic ecosystems, making them unique environments that are vital to ecosystem health. But wetlands are also challenging to assess and understand. Wetland researchers have developed specialized analytical methods and sampling techniques that are now assembled for the first time in one volume. More than 100 experts provide key methods for sampling, quantifying, and characterizing wetlands, including wetland soils, plant communities and processes, nutrients, greenhouse gas fluxes,redox-active elements, toxins, transport processes, wetland water budgets,and more.

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

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.

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Author: Darold P. Batzer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520278585

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.

The Biogeochemistry of Submerged Soils

This book describes the physical, chemical and biological processes operating in submerged soils and governing their properties.

The Biogeochemistry of Submerged Soils

Author: Guy Kirk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470863021

Page: 304

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Submerged soils and the wetlands they support are of huge practical importance: in global element cycles, as centres of biodiversity, in global food production. They are also uniquely interesting scientifically because of their peculiar biogeochemistry and the adaptations of plants and microbes to it. This book describes the physical, chemical and biological processes operating in submerged soils and governing their properties. It describes the transport processes controlling the fluxes of gases and solutes through the soil; the interchange of solutes between solid, liquid and gas phases; reduction and oxidation processes; biological processes in the soil and overlying water; and processes in the roots and rhizospheres of wetland plants. The dynamics of nutrients, toxins, pollutants and trace gases are then discussed in terms of these processes and in relation to wetland productivity and global element cycles. Written by a renowned expert in the field, this work will be invaluable to earth, environmental and agricultural scientists concerned with natural or man-made wetlands, and to advanced undergraduate and graduate studen ts of these topics.

Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America

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 in Freshwater Wetlands of North America

Author: Darold P. Batzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471292586

Page: 1120

View: 535

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.

Wetlands

Biogeochemistry. Wetland biogeochemistry features a combination of chemical
transformations and chemical transport processes not shared by many other
ecosystems. Wetland soils, known as hydric soils, are formed when oxygen is cut
off ...

Wetlands

Author: William J. Mitsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174488

Page: 600

View: 487

Biogeochemistry

With the Earth's changing chemistry as the focus, this text pulls together the many disparate fields that are encompassed by the broad reach of biogeochemistry.

Biogeochemistry

Author: William H. Schlesinger

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123858747

Page: 672

View: 278

"Biogeochemistry considers how the basic chemical conditions of the Earth-from atmosphere to soil to seawater-have been and are being affected by the existence of life. Human activities in particular, from the rapid consumption of resources to the destruction of the rainforests and the expansion of smog-covered cities, are leading to rapid changes in the basic chemistry of the Earth. This expansive text pulls together the numerous fields of study encompassed by biogeochemistry to analyze the increasing demands of the growing human population on limited resources and the resulting changes in the planet's chemical makeup. The book helps students extrapolate small-scale examples to the global level, and also discusses the instrumentation being used by NASA and its role in studies of global change. With extensive cross-referencing of chapters, figures and tables, and an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic at hand, this updated edition provides an excellent framework for courses examining global change and environmental chemistry, and is also a useful self-study guide."--Publisher's website.

Wetlands

Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a significant environmental ...

Wetlands

Author: Sharon L. Spray

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525696

Page: 193

View: 895

The purpose of the Exploring Environmental Challenges: A Multidisciplinary Approach series is to publish a collection of short texts that each explore a specific environmental issue and describe the methodologies, theories, and findings pertaining to that issue from both natural and social science perspectives. Each text contains three natural science essays, three social science essays, and a concluding essay. Intended for introductory environmental studies courses, these balanced, thoughtful, and rigorous texts aim to provide students with a deeper understanding of the relationship between people and their environment, and to serve as a foundation for further inquiry and discussion. Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a significant environmental challenge. Although not a comprehensive overview on wetlands, it does provide background material for a more comprehensive investigation into the science behind and the management of these ecosystems.

Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters

This derivative text describes biogeochemical cycles of organic and inorganic elements and compounds in freshwater ecosystems

Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters

Author: Gene E. Likens

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123819970

Page: 744

View: 699

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters examines the transformation, flux and cycling of chemical compounds in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, combining aspects of biology, ecology, geology, and chemistry. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, they are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. This derivative text describes biogeochemical cycles of organic and inorganic elements and compounds in freshwater ecosystems.

Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia Function and Management

This book on wetlands ecosystems in Asia deals with function and management. It is the first volume in the Developments in Ecosystems series.

Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia  Function and Management

Author: M. H. Wong

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080474830

Page: 480

View: 783

This book on wetlands ecosystems in Asia deals with function and management. It is the first volume in the Developments in Ecosystems series.

The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

In the six years since the first edition of this book was written, our knowledge of
the ecology of wetlands has increased ... Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition (
1016 pages), and Reddy and DeLaune's (2008) Biogeochemistry of Wetlands (a
 ...

The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Author: Arnold G. van der Valk

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626767

Page: 296

View: 360

Global wetlands exhibit significant differences in both hydrology and species composition and range from moss-dominated arctic peatlands to seasonally-flooded tropical floodplains. They are increasingly recognized for the important services that they provide to both the environment and human society such as wildlife and fish production, nutrient filtering, and carbon sequestration. A combination of low oxygen levels and dense plant canopies present particular challenges for organisms living in this aquatic habitat. This concise textbook discusses the universal environmental and biological features of wetland habitats, with an emphasis on wetland plants and animals and their adaptations. It also describes the functional features of wetlands - primary production, litter decomposition, food webs, and nutrient cycling - and their significance locally and globally. The future of wetlands is examined, including the potential threats of global climate change and invasive species, as well as their restoration and creation. This new edition maintains the structure and style of the first, but is fully updated throughout with new chapters on invasive species, restoration/creation, global climate change, and the value of wetlands.