1st Edition

Southern Forested Wetlands Ecology and Management

Edited By Michael G. Messina, William H. Conner Copyright 1998
    628 Pages
    by Routledge

    628 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1998, Southern Forested Wetlands is an up to date, one source compendium of current knowledge on the wetland ecology of America’s southern forests. This book presents both the ecological and management aspects of these important ecosystems. The book was compiled by members of the Consortium for Research on southern forested wetlands, and was a collaboration of those working to conserve, study, and manage these economically and environmentally influential areas. The book covers geographic ranges from West Virginia to Florida, to Texas and inland north to Arkansas and Tennessee. It also addresses specific wetland types, including deep-water swamps, major and minor alluvial flood plains, pocosins and Carolina bays, mountain fens, pond cypress swamps, flatwoods wetlands, and mangroves.

    Part I: Introduction

    1. Classification and Inventory, James P. Shepard, Stephen J. Brady, Noel D. Cost, and Charles G. Storrs

    2. Wetland Functions and Relations to Societal Values, Mark M. Brinson and Richard D. Rheinhardt

    3. Wetland Regulation: Development and Current Practice, Deborah A. Gaddis and Frederick W. Cubbage

    Part II: General Functions of Southern Forested Wetlands

    4. Regional Climates, Robert A. Muller and John M. Grymes III

    5. Hydrology, Thomas M. Williams

    6. Soils and Landforms, John A. Stanturf and Stephen H. Schoenholtz

    7. Biogeochemistry, B. Graeme Lockaby and Mark R. Walbridge

    8. Adaptations of Plants to Flooding and Soil Waterlogging, Martha R. McKevlin, Donal D. Hook, and Amy A. Rozelle

    9. Wildlife Communities, T. Bently Wigley and Richard A. Lancia

    10. Fish Communities, Jan Jeffrey Hoover and K. Jack Killgore

    Part III: Ecology and Management of Specific Wetland Types

    11. Southern Deepwater Swamps, William H. Conner and Marilyn A. Buford

    12. Major Alluvial Floodplains, Robert C. Kellison, Michael J. Young, Richard R. Braham, and Edwin J. Jones

    13. Minor Alluvial Floodplains, John D. Hodges

    14. Pocosins and Carolina Bats, Rebecca R. Sharitz and Charles A. Gresham

    15. Southern Mountain Fens, Kevin K. Moorhead and Irene M. Rossell

    16. Pondcypress Swamps, Katherine C. Ewel

    17. Wet Flatwoods, William R. Harms, W. Michael Aust, and James A. Burger

    18. Mangroves, Robert R. Twilley





    Michael G. Messina, William H. Conner