Creating and restoring wetlands : from theory to practice by Christopher Craft

By Christopher Craft

Creating and Restoring Wetlands: From concept to perform describes the demanding situations and possibilities with regards to the recovery of freshwater and estuarine wetlands in typical, agricultural, and concrete environments within the coming century.

The underpinnings of recovery, pushed through ecological (disturbance, dispersal, succession) conception, are defined and utilized to varied actions (restoring hydrology, soils, and biota) which are used to enhance the fast- and long term luck of wetland recovery tasks.

Unforeseen difficulties that prevent recovery efforts and options to those difficulties are mentioned during this entire ebook that comprises 5 sections and thirteen chapters that come with an advent describing the defining features of wetland – hydrology, soils, biota, the position of concept in guiding wetland succession, environment improvement following recovery, and differentiating wetland reclamation, recovery, and production, recovery of varied estuarine and freshwater wetlands, case experiences of estuarine and freshwater recovery and large-scale recovery, and eventually, the way forward for wetland restoration.

  • Explicitly hyperlinks ecological thought to recovery efforts in a number of freshwater and estuarine, usual, agricultural, city landscapes, and wetland ecosystems
  • Contains case stories of small- and large-scale recovery actions making sure relevance to members and organizations
  • Illustrates successes in addition to disasters of freshwater and estuarine wetland restorations so that it will examine from them
  • Presents particular details on hydrology, biota, wetland succession, surroundings improvement following recovery, and more

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Estuaries and Coasts 36, 390–400. Ecological Theory and Restoration 3 Chapter Outline Introduction 47 Disturbance 48 Dispersal and Colonization 51 Succession 53 The Organismic View—Facilitation 54 Facilitation and Nurse Plants 55 Facilitation and Mycorrhizae 56 The Individualistic View—Tolerance and Inhibition 57 Other Gleasonian Models 58 Ecosystem Development 60 Biological Invasions 62 Community Susceptibility to Invasion 62 Life History Traits of Invaders 64 Invasive Species and Restoration 65 References 65 Introduction The theoretical underpinnings of restoration ecology are guided by three concepts: disturbance, colonization and persistence, and succession and ecosystem development.

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Shallow lakes and ponds, usually with emergent vegetation as a conspicuous feature, are included in the definition, but the permanent waters of streams, reservoirs and deep lakes are not included. , 1992). This definition took into account the presence of not only hydrology and vegetation but also soils. 4 Photographs of (a) saline tidal marsh, (b) floodplain swamp forest, (c) bog, and (d) fen. Wetlands are transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or the land is covered by shallow water…Wetlands must have one or more of the following three attributes: (1) at least periodically, the land supports predominantly hydrophytes, (2) the substrate is predominantly undrained hydric soil, and (3) the substrate is nonsoil and is saturated with water or covered by shallow water at some time during the growing season each year.

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