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Forested Wetlands

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Series: Ecosystems of the World Volume: 15

Edited By: AE Lugo, S Brown and M Brinson

504 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1990 | #3439 | ISBN: 0444428127
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Forested wetlands are facing an unprecedented level of impact by human exploitation. This book explains how these ecosystems function ecologically, and how they vary floristically throughout the world, providing the most recent data on wetlands.


Contents: Introduction (A.E. Lugo). An energy theory of landscape for classifying wetlands (P.C. Kangas). Long term development of forested wetlands (P.C. Kangas). Concepts in wetland ecology (A.E. Lugo, S. Brown, M.M. Brinson). Riverine forests (M.M. Brinson). Fringe wetlands (A.E. Lugo). Structure and dynamics of basin forested wetlands in North America (S. Brown). The Great Dismal Swamp: an illustrated case study (V. Carter). Ecology and management of swamp forests in the Guianas and Caribbean region (P.R. Bacon). Ecology of Pterocarpus officinalis forested welands in Puerto Rico (M. Alvarez-Lopez). Palm swamps (R.L. Myers). Forested wetlands of Mexico (A. Lot, A. Novelo). Oligotrophic forested wetlands in Bornea (E.F. Bruenig). Wooded swamps in New Guinea (K. Paijmans). Environment and ecology of forested wetlands of the Sundarbans of Bangladesh (M. Ismail). Forested wetlands in Australia (R.L. Specht). Forested wetlands in western Europe (J. Wiegers). Forested wetlands of Poland (A.J. Szczepanski). Synthesis and search for paradigms in wetland ecology (A.E. Lugo, S. Brown, M.M. Brinson). Author index. Systematic index. General index.

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