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Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification

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Wetland Soils

In the U.S., both federal and state laws prevent wetlands from being filled...

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Discusses morphological features and delineating wetlands
Covers the hydric soils in the Hydrogeomorphic Classification (HCM)
Includes conditions such as the influence of beavers on hydric soils, "ground-water Spodosils," wetlands of arid areas, and wetland soils of Mollisols or prairie wetlands
Provides information on the relationship between wetlands, C-sequestration, and global warming

By: JL Richardson (Editor), Michael J Vepraskas (Editor)

417 pages, 175 photos, 64 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 1 | #159908 | ISBN: 1566704847
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Covering wetlands soils from Florida to Alaska, Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides information on all types of hydric soils. With contributions from soil scientists who have extensive field experience, the book focuses on the soil morphology of the wet soils that cover most wetlands from the subtropics northward. No previous book has been devoted solely to the subject of hydric soils and their landscapes. The book is well organized and divided into three parts. Part I examines the basic concepts, processes, and properties of aspects of hydric soils that pertain to virtually any hydric soil. It provides a general overview and important terms and concepts. Part II covers the soils in specific kinds of wetlands and the different functions they perform. Part III emphasizes special wetlands conditions such as soils composed of sand, organic soils in northern North America, prairie wetlands, wetlands in saline situations, dry climates, and wetlands with modified hydrology.

Whether you are an expert in soil science, or just need a crash course, this reference prepares you to work with real wetlands-outdoors. Written for scientists without a background in soil science and comprehensive in scope, Wetlands Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides basic and advanced coverage, explaining the fundamentals of hydric soils in terms even a non-soil scientist can understand.

" [...] Chapters are written by respected scientists in academic and research environments involved in wetland soils [...] No other resource of this scale and depth of knowledge and coverage exists for wetland soils [...] "


Basic Principles of Hydric Soils
- Basic Concepts of Soil Science, S.W. Sprecher
- Background and History of the Concept of Hydric Soils, M.J. Mausbach and W.B. Parker
- Hydrology of Wetland and Related Soils, J.L. Richardson, J.L. Arndt, and J.A. Montgomery
- Redox Chemistry of Hydric Soils, M.J. Vepraskas and S.P. Faulkner
- Biology of Wetland Soils, C.B. Craft
- Organic Matter Accumulation and Organic Soils, M.E. Collins and R.J. Kuehl
- Morphological Features of Seasonally Reduced Soils, M.J. Vepraskas
- Delineating Hydric Soils, G.W. Hurt and V.W. Carlisle

Wetland Soil Landscapes
- Wetland Soils and the Hydrogeomorphic Classification of Wetlands, J.L. Richardson and M.M. Brinson
- Use of Soil Information for Hydrogeomorphic Assessment, J.A. Montgomery, J.P. Tandarich, and P.M. Whited
- Wetland Soils of Basins and Depressions of Glacial Terrains, C.V. Evans and J.A. Freeland
- Wetland Soils of Basins and Depressions: Case Studies if Vernal Pools, W.A. Hobson and R.A. Dahlgren
- Hydric Soils and Wetlands in Riverine Systems, D.L. Lindbo and J.L. Richardson
- Soils of Tidal and Fringing Wetlands, M.C. Rabenhorst
- Flatwoods and Associated Landforms of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Lowlands, F.C. Watts, V.W. Carlisle, and G.W. Hurt

Wetland Soils with Special Conditions
- Hydrologically Linked Spodosol Formation in the Southeastern United States, W. Harris
- Soils of Northern Peatlands: Histosols and Gelisols, S.D. Bridgham, C.-L. Ping, J.L. Richardson, and K. Updegraft
- Hydric Soil Indicators in Mollisol Landscapes, J.A. Thompson and J.C. Bell

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