1st Edition

Handbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands

Edited By Joy B. Zedler Copyright 2001
    464 Pages
    by CRC Press

    460 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Efforts to direct the recovery of damaged sites and landscape date back as far as the 1930s. If we fully understood the conditions and controlling variables at restoration sites, we would be better equipped to predict the outcomes of restoration efforts. If there were no constraints, we could merely plant the restoration site and walk away. However, the development of restoration theory has not yet lead to predictability.

    The Handbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands fills an important gap in current restoration ecology literature. It provides a broad-based compilation of case studies and principles to guide the management of tidal restoration sites. Thoroughly illustrated with more than 170 figures and tables, the book covers a full range of topics including:

  • the conceptual planning for coastal wetlands restoration
  • strategies for the manipulation of hydrology and soils
  • the reestablishment of vegetation and assemblages of fishes and invertebrates
  • the process of assessing, monitoring, and sustaining restored wetlands

    Combining detailed examples from coastal research studies along the Pacific coast of southern California with information drawn from the literature on coastal restoration across the globe, the Handbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands is a must-have guide if you are involved in coastal mitigation and restoration projects.
  • Introduction. Developing a Model for Restoration. Establishing the Appropriate Hydrology and Substrate. Establishing Coastal Wetland Vegetation. Maintenance Issues and Potential Problems. Restoration of Animal Habitats. Summary. References. Index.


    Joy B. Zedler