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Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment

A Watershed Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Wei Ji

CRC Press

312 pages | 113 B/W Illus.

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As a wetland of international importance located in China, the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental in bringing together scholars from China, North America, and Europe to explore the latest innovations in water resource science and watershed management.

Featuring cutting-edge research in watershed management presented at this landmark event, Wetland and Water Resource Modeling Assessment pairs the accounts of Poyang Lake with additional information on the important watersheds of North America and Asia to help facilitate the development of decision support tools.

The book explains that successful ecosystem assessment and modeling requires three key criteria:

1. Large spatial scales in data collection and analysis must be used to encompass major watershed features

2. Landscape features are needed to appropriately characterize hydrological processes and ecosystem components

3. Management decisions must be linked to results to facilitate ecosystem assessment

Through the study of the diverse watersheds featured in Wetland and Water Resource Modeling Assessment, such as Poyang Lake, government, academia, and Industry can obtain the innovative technical tools needed to stay on top of this active field.

Table of Contents


Application and Assessment of a GIScience Model for Jurisdictional Wetlands Identification in Northwestern Ohio, N. Torbick, P. Lawrence, and K.Czajkowski

An Expert System-Based Image Classification for Identifying Wetland-Related Land Cover Types, X. Cai and X. Chen

Mapping Salt Marsh Vegetation Using Hyperspectral Imagery, J. Yang, F. J. Artigas, and Y. Wang

Carex Mapping in the Poyang Lake Wetland Based on Spectral Library and Spectral Angle Mapping Technology, S. Chen, L. Chen, X. Su, Q. Liu, and J. Li


Change in the Southern U.S. Water Demand and Supply over the Next Forty Years, S.G. McNulty, G. Sun, E.C. Cohen, and J.A. Moore Myers

Study on the Intra-annual Distribution Characteristics of the Water Budget in the Hilly Region of Red Soil in Northeast Jiangxi Province, China, J.Dai, J. Chen, Y. Cui, and Y. He

Forest and Water Relations: Hydrologic Implications of Forestation Campaigns in China, G. Sun, G. Zhou, Z. Zhang, X. Wei, S. G. McNulty, and J. Vose

Application of TOPMODEL for Streamflow Simulation and Baseflow Separation, P. Wen, X. Chen, and Y. Chen

Spatially Distributed Watershed Model of Water and Materials Runoff, T. E. Croley II and C. He


Estimating Nonpoint Source Pollution Loadings in the Great Lakes Watersheds, C. He and T.E. Croley II

Simulating Historical Variations of Nitrogenous and Phosphorous Nutrients in Honghu Lake Basin, China, G. Feng, Y. Ge, and L. Geying

A Predictive Modeling of Lake Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sediment Concentrations Based on Land Use/Land Cover Type and Pattern, P. Varnakovida, N. Wiangwang, J. P. Messina, and J. Qi


Soil Erosion Assessment Using Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Spatial Technologies-A Case Study at Xiushui Watershed, China, L. Hui, C. Xiaoling, T. Liqiao, and W. Zhongyi

Evaluation of Rapid Assessment Techniques for Establishing Wetland Condition on a Watershed Scale, V. L. Lougheed, C. A. Parker, and R. Jan Stevenson

Development of Geosptatial Ecological Indicators in Jiangxi Province, China, P. Guo and X. Chen

A Conceptual Framework for Integrating a Simulation Model of Plant Biomass for Vallisneria spiralis L. with Remote Sensing and a Geographical Information System, G. Wu, J. de Leeuw, E.P. H. Best, J.Barzen, V. Venus, J. Burnham, Y. Liu, and W. Ji

Soundscape Characteristics of an Environment: A New Ecological Indicator of Ecosystems Health, J. Qi, S.Gage, and W. Joo


Geospatial Decision Models for Assessing the Vulnerability of Wetlands to Potential Human Impacts, W. Ji and J. Ma

Watershed Science: Essential, Complex, Multidisciplinary, and Collaborative, R. J. Stevenson, M. J. Wiley, S.H. Gage, V.L. Lougheed, C.M. Riseng, P. Bonnell, T.M.

Burton, R. A. Hough, D.W. Hyndman, J. K. Koches, D. T. Long, B. C. Pijanowski, J. Qi, A. D. Steinman, and D.G. Uzarski

Appendix A: Muskegon Partnership Data Sharing Agreement

Integrated Modeling of the Muskegon River: Tools for Ecological Risk Assessment in a Great Lakes Watershed, M.Wiley, B. Pijanowski, R. J. Stevenson , P. Seelbach, P. Richards, C. Riseng, D. Hynman, and J. Koches

Watershed Management Practices for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, S.L. Yu, X. Zhen, and R. L. Stanford

About the Series

Integrative Studies in Water Management & Land Deve

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems