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Southern Forested Wetlands

Ecology and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael G. Messina, William H. Conner


624 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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




About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1974 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of ecology and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines ecology from a broad range of disciplines, from examining the economic impact of wildlife trade on ecosystems, to studies of the biodiversity of ecosystems across mountains, forests, wetlands and the arctic. The collection includes volumes across the disciplines of biology, botany, geography and sociology. The 17 books that comprise this collection include rigorous examinations into plant ecosystems, philosophy surrounding ecological scarcity, tropical environments and the relationship between ecology and society. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse subject of ecology and the environment and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of biology and ecology, but of philosophy, sociology and economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology