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, Volume 3: Applications and Management – 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.
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