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Northern Forested Wetlands Ecology and Management

1st Edition

By Carl C. Trettin, Martin F. Jurgensen, David F. Grigal, Margaret R. Gale, John R. Jeglum

CRC Press

512 pages

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Forested wetlands are a major component of northern landscapes, important both for their ecological functions and their socioeconomic values. Historically, these lands have been used for timber and fiber products, hunting, fishing, trapping, food gathering, and recreation. There are many questions about the use and management of these lands in the future, particularly with respect to forest products, hydrology and water quality, plant and wildlife ecology, landscape dynamics, and wetland restoration. Northern Forested Wetlands: Ecology and Management provides a synthesis of current research and literature. It examines the status, distribution, and use of these wetland resources. The book focuses on understanding the role of wetlands in the landscape and on how to manage these wetlands and sustain their important functions. This is a primary reference text for the study and management of northern forested wetlands, providing a forum for information discovered by researchers and managers from many nations.


"This volume should be very useful to managers, scientists, and students interested in almost all aspects of northern forested wetlands. In fact, it is a necessary addition to the library of anyone interested in general wetland ecology and management."-Michael G. Messin, Department of Forest Science, Texas A & M University

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Table of Contents

Wetland Resources

Forested Northern Wetlands of North America, T.E. Dahl and S.C. Zoltai

Status and Trends of Forested Wetlands in the Northern United States, W.E. Frayer

Forested Mires as a Renewable Resource-Toward a Sustainable Forestry Practice, J. Päivänen

Policy for Conservation of the Functions and Values of Forested Wetlands, C.D.A. Rubec

A Comparison of Wetland Mapping Using SPOT Satellite Imagery and National Wetland Inventory Data for a Watershed in Northern Michigan, T.A. Forgette and J.A. Shuey

Ecology and Vegetation

Stand Structure, Dynamics, and Diversity of Virgin Forests on Northern Peatlands, Y. Norokorpi, E. Lähde, O. Laiho, and T. Saksa

Relationships between Groundwater Characteristics, Vegetation, and Peatland Type in the Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan, G.M. Kudray and M.R. Gale

Late Holocene Paleoecological Reconstruction of a Coastal Peat Bog along the St. Lawrence Maritime Estuary, M. Garneau

Changes in Species Diversity in Peatlands Drained for Forestry, H. Vasander, R. Laiho, and J. Laine

Undergrowth as a Regeneration Potential on Finnish Peatlands, O. Laiho, E. Lahde, Y. Norokorpi, and T. Saksa

Plant Reintroduction on a Harvested Peat Bog, F. Quinty and L. Rochefort

A Ground-Penetrating Radar Study of Peat Landforms in the Discontinuous Permafrost Zone Near Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, Canada, I.M. Kettles and S.D. Robinson

Hydrology and Biogeochemistry

Hydrological Processes of Natural, Northern Forested Wetlands, E.S. Verry

Hydrology of Drained Forested Wetlands, S.E. Vompersky and A.A. Sirin

Hydrological-Chemical Interactions in Headwater Forest Wetlands, A.R. Hill and K.J. Devito

Application of Modeling Methods to Study Water Budgets in Forested Peatlands, J. Ruseckas

Water Table Fluctuations Following Clearcutting and Thinning on Wally Creek Wetlands, V. Roy, J.K. Jeglum, and A.P. Plamondon

Effects of Engineered Drainage on Water Tables and Peat Subsidence in an Alberta Treed Fen, G.R. Hillman

Wetland Effects on Hydrological and Water Quality Characteristics of a Mid-Michigan River System, T.M. Tompkins, W.W. Whipps, L.J. Manor, C.W. Radcliffe, D.M. Majewski, and M.J. Wiley

Relationships between Groundwater Level and Temperature in Peat, H. Hökkä, T. Pentillä, and M. Siipola

Factors Affecting Sediment Accumulation in Sedimentation Ponds, S. Joensuu

The Dynamics of Peat Accumulation by Mires of Northern Eurasia During the Last 3000 Years, V.A. Klimanov and A.A. Sirin

The Effect of Peatland Forestry on Fluxes of Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Nitrous Oxide, H. Nykänen, J. Silvola, J. Alm, and P.J. Martikainen

Nutrient Removals Associated with Harvesting Peatland Black Spruce Forest, Y. Teng, N.W. Foster, P. Hazlett, and I.K. Morrison

The Effects and Fate of Inorganic Nitrogen Inputs to Oligotrophic Peat Soils, B.L. Williams and D.J. Silcock

Wetland Management

Forest Management Impacts on Undrained Peatlands in North America, D.F. Grigal and K.N. Brooks

Peatland Forestry in Finland: Problems and Possibilities from the Nutritional Point of View, S. Kaunisto

Forestry Best Management Practices for Wetlands in Minnesota, M.J. Phillips

Effects of Forest Management on Wetland Functions in a Sub-Boreal Swamp, C.C. Trettin, M.F. Jurgensen, J.W. McLaughlin, and M.R. Gale

Mound Characteristics Affect Growth and Survival of Norway Spruce Seedlings, L. Åkerstrom and B. Hånell

Greenhouse Impact of a Mire after Drainage for Forestry, J. Laine, K. Minkkinen, J. Sinisalo, I. Savolainen, and P.J. Martikainen

Response of Stand Growth and Water Table Level to Maintenance of Ditch Networks within Forest Drainage Areas, E. Ahti and J. Päivänen

Comparative Growth of Peatland, Upland, and a Superior Black Spruce Stand in Ontario, B. Payandeh, V.F. Haavisto, and P. Papadopol


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply