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Wetlands: Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts

Edited By: Ben A LePage

261 pages, b/w photos, illustrations, tables


Paperback | Apr 2011 | #190083 | ISBN-13: 9789400705500
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About this book

The science of wetlands and our understanding of these complex ecosystems have improved considerably. The emergence of multidisciplinary strategies is providing new opportunities and innovative approaches to address issues such as climate change and coastal protection. This book, with contributions from 19 specialists from academia, government, and industry, provides a trans-disciplinary approach to the understanding wetlands science, drawing together a wide range of expertise.

Topics covered include the physical aspects that shape different wetlands around the world, as well as wetlands ecology, regulation, policy, and related social and economic issues.


Part I. Introduction
1. Ben A. LePage - Wetlands: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective
2. Marjorie L. Zeff - The Necessity for Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Wetland Design and Adaptive Management: The Case of Wetland Channels
3. Andrew de Wet, Christopher J. Williams, Jaime Tomlinson and Erin Carlson Loy - Stream and Sediment Dynamics in Response to Holocene Landscape Changes in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 4. Christopher J. Williams - A Paleoecological Perspective on Wetland Restoration

Part II. The Ecological Framework
5. Mark M. Brinson - Classification of Wetlands
6. J. Andrew Nyman - Ecological Function of Wetlands
7. Beth Middleton- Multidisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change Ecology
8. Andy Cole and Mary Kentula - Monitoring and Assessment -- What to Measure . . . and Why

Part III. The Anthropogenic Framework
9. Rachel Kaplan - Acknowledging and Benefiting from Multiple Perspectives
10. Morgan Robertson and Palmer Hough -- Wetlands Regulation: The Case of Mitigation under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
11. Royal Gardner and Nick Davidson - The Ramsar Convention
12. Robert J. McInnes - Managing Wetlands for Multifunctional Benefits
13. Nancy Minich -- The Role of Landscape Architects and Wetlands
14. Lanshing Hwang and Ben A. LePage - Floating Islands: An Alternative to Urban Wetlands

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