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.