Wetlands are, by their very nature, ephemeral and transitional, which makes them challenging to characterize. Yet the need for characterizing wetlands continues to grow, particularly as we develop a better understanding of the wealth of ecosystem services that they provide. Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approache
Introduction: The Challenge. Key Themes Driving Landscape Characterization. Traditional to Contemporary Characterization Methods. Integrating Field-Based Data and Geospatial Data. Utilizing Broad-Scale Characterization Approaches. Determining Ecological Functions of Wetlands with Landscape Characterization. References. Appendix: Mississippi River and Surrounding Landscape. Index.