Flood pulsing is a natural hydrolic occurrence in ecosystems of rivers, streams, and cypress swamps, and plays an important role in seed dispersal and thus successful long term restoration. This book bridges the information gap between universities and the public and private sectors by presenting timely and useful research in an area of restoration where until recently, there has been very little information.
Subsequent chapters of individual projects and the effect flood pulsing has had on each project s overall goals. (Hydro Review, January 2003) "This book provides pretty good information on the identification, distribution and environmental significance of more than 100 grasses, native and non native." (Aquaphyte, (Summer 2003)
Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1: The Flood Pulse Concept in Wetland Restoration (Beth A. Middleton). Chapter 2: Flood Pulses and Restoration of Riparian Vegetation in the American Southwest (Julie C. Stromberg and M. K. Chew). Flood Patterns and Riparian Vegetation in the Desert Southwest. Flood Pulses and Riparian Restoration. Conclusion. Chapter 3: The Role of the Flood Pulse in Ecosystem Level Processes in Southwestern Riparian Forests: A Case Study From the Middle Rio Grande (Lisa M. Ellis, Clifford S. Crawford, and Manuel C. Molles Jr.). An Altered River: The Case of the Middle Rio Grande. Consequences of the Altered River: Some Obvious Problems. Research at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: Floods, Fire, and the Litter Connection. Fire: Its Relationship to Flooding and Litter Buildup. The Future: Restoration of the Flood Pulse. Chapter 4: The Role of the Flood Pulse in Maintaining Boltonia decurrens, a Fugitive Plant Species of the Illinois River Floodplain: A Case History of a Threatened Species (M. Smith and P. Mettler). The Flood Pulse and Boltonia Decurrens. Adaptations to Cyclical Flooding. Alteration of the Flood Pulse. Restoration of the Flood Pulse to the Illinois River Valley. Protection for B. decurrens Under the Endangered Species Act. Policies and Prospects for the Future. Chapter 5: Conservation and Restoration of Semiarid Riparian Forests: A Case Study from the Upper Missouri River, Montana (Michael L. Scott and Gregor T. Auble). Introduction. Riparian Forests in Dry Regions. The Upper Missouri River, Montana: A Case Study. Conclusions. Chapter 6: Implications of Reestablishing Prolonged Flood Pulse Characteristics of the Kissimmee River and Floodplain Ecosystem (Louis A. Toth, Joseph W. Koebel Jr., Andrew G. Warne, and Joanne Chamberlain). Hydrogeomorphology of the Kissimmee River Basin. Flood Pulse Ecology. Restoration of the Flood Pulse. Restoration Expectations. Conclusions. Chapter 7: Flood Pulsing in the Regeneration and Maintenance of Species in Riverine Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States (Beth A. Middleton). Hydrologic Reengineering of Forested Wetlands. Regeneration Problems for Plant Species on Floodplains with Altered Hydrology. Restoration Approaches. Index.
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