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Wetland Techniques (3-Volume Set)

Handbook / Manual
  • Provides a first of its kind compilation of scientific wetland research and management techniques
  • Volume 1 provides a solid foundation on the basics of wetland science including study design, and assessing hydrology, hydric soils, and hydrophytic vegetation
  • Volume 2 presents the principles for sampling and evaluating wetland biotic communities from algae, bacteria and fungi to invertebrates, fish, and wildlife
  • Volume 3 details specialized methods for assessing, evaluating, monitoring, developing, interpreting, and managing wetlands

Series: Wetland Techniques

By: James T Anderson(Editor), Craig A Davis(Editor)

1061 pages, 158 colour & 79 b/w photos and illustrations, tables


Paperback | Oct 2013 | #207618 | ISBN-13: 9789400770010
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NHBS Price: £180.00 $232/€198 approx

About this book

Wetlands serve many important functions and provide numerous ecological services such as clean water, wildlife habitat, nutrient reduction, and flood control. Wetland science is a relatively young discipline but is a rapidly growing field due to an enhanced understanding of the importance of wetlands and the numerous laws and policies that have been developed to protect these areas. This growth is demonstrated by the creation and growth of the Society of Wetland Scientists which was formed in 1980 and now has a membership of 3500 people. It is also illustrated by the existence of 2 journals (Wetlands and Wetlands Ecology and Management) devoted entirely to wetlands.

To date there has been no practical, comprehensive techniques book centered on wetlands, and written for wetland researchers, students, and managers. This techniques book – Wetland Techniques – aims to fill that gap. It is designed to provide an overview of the various methods that have been used or developed by researchers and practitioners to study, monitor, manage, or create wetlands. Including many methods usually found only in the peer-reviewed or gray literature, this 3-volume set fills a major niche for all professionals dealing with wetlands.


Volume 1


1. Study Design and Logistics David A. Haukos
2. Wetland Bathymetry and Mapping Marc Los Huertos and Douglas Smith
3. Assessing and Measuring Wetland Hydrology Donald O. Rosenberry and Masaki Hayashi
4. Hydric Soil Identification Techniques Lenore M. Vasilas and Bruce L. Vasilas
5. Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Vegetation Amanda Little
6. Monitoring Wetland Water Quality Joseph R. Bidwell
7. Wetland Biogeochemistry Techniques Bruce Vasilas, Martin Rabenhorst, Jeffry Fuhrmann, Anastasia Chirnside, and Shreeam Inamdar


Volume 2


1. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Algae Steven N. Francoeur, Steven T. Rier, and Sarah B. Whorley
2. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Soil Bacterial Community Aixin Hou and Henry Williams
3. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Fungi Steven L. Stephenson, Clement Tshi, and Adam W. Rollins
4. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Protoza (Protists) Marianne Borneff-Lipp and Matthias Duerr
5. Sampling and Processing Aquatic and Terrestrial Invertebrates in Wetlands James T. Anderson, Florencia L. Zilli, Luciana Montalto, Mercedes R. Marchese, Matthew McKinney, and Yong-Lak Park
6. Wetland Fish Monitoring and Assessment Michael D. Kaller, William E. Kelso, and Joel C. Trexler
7. Wetland Wildlife Monitoring and Assessment Matthew J. Gray, Michael J. Chamberlain, David A. Buehler, and William B. Sutton


Volume 3


1. Wetland Indices of Biological Integrity Walter E. Veselka IV and James T. Anderson
2. Hydrogeomorphic Classification and Functional Assessment Craig A. Davis, Dan Dvorett, Joseph R. Bidwell, and Mark M. Brinson
3. Wetland Design and Development Mickey Heitmeyer, Leigh Fredrickson, Murray Laubhan, Frank Nelson, Gary Pogue, Doug Helmers, and Wayne King
4. Management of Wetlands for Wildlife Matthew J. Gray, Heath M. Hagy, J. Andrew Nyman, and Joshua D. Stafford
5. Ecosystem Services: Developing Sustainable Management Paradigms Based on Wetland Functions and Processes Ned H. Euliss Jr., Mark M. Brinson, David M. Mushet, Loren M. Smith, William H. Conner, Virginia R. Burkett, Douglas A. Wilcox, Mark H. Hester, and Haochi Zheng
6. Planning Interpretive and Education Programs for Wetlands Dave Smaldone





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