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Environmental Gradients, Boundaries, and Buffers, 1st Edition

Edited by George Mulamoottil

CRC Press

320 pages

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An understanding of environmental gradients (physical, chemical, hydrological, and biological) is a prerequisite to the accurate delineation of wetland boundaries. Presenting the wide-ranging views of academicians, environmentalists, policy makers, consultants, planners, engineers, hydrologists, biologists, geochemists, ecologists, and conservationists, Wetlands: Environmental Gradients, Boundaries, and Buffers focuses on current topics and research related to wetland delineation; summarizes the main issues of concern; and provides recommendations on research needs.

In addition to integrating the most important research and theoretical aspects, this book includes a strong prescriptive component, providing practicing professionals with specific guidance on defining the true dimensions of a wetland area.

Table of Contents


Environmental Gradients, Boundaries, and Buffers: An Overview, V. Carter

Wetlands and Environmental Gradients, M.M. Holland

Vertical Gradients in Peatlands, B.G. Warner

Urban Intensification and Environmental Sustainability: The Maintenance of Infiltration Gradients, E.A. McBean, G. Mulamoottil, Z. Novak, and G. Bowen

Root Zone Moisture Gradients Adjacent to a Cedar Swamp in Southern Ontario, D.E. Stephenson and D.B. Hodgson

Adaptive Mechanisms of Plants Occurring in Wetland Gradients, C.W.P.M. Blom, H.M. van de Steeg, and L.A.C.J. Voesenek

Practical Considerations for Wetland Identification and Boundary Delineation, R.W. Tiner

Toward the Integration of Wetland Functional Boundaries into Suburban Landscapes, W.G. Pearsell and G. Mulamoottil

Management Goals and Functional Boundaries of Riparian Forested Wetlands, J.E. Cox

The Use of Avian Fauna in Delineating Wetlands in the Baldwin Wetland Complex, Southern Ontario, P.J. Harpley and R.J. Milne

Temporal Delineation of Wetlands on Gull Point, Presque Isle, Pennsylania, P.S. Botts and R. Donn

A Comparison of Wetland Boundaries Delineated in the Field to Those Boundaries on Existing State and Federal Wetlands Maps in Central New York State, J.M. McMullen and P.A. Meacham

Wetland Buffers and Runoff Hydrology, J.D. Phillips

Effect of Buffer Strips on Controlling Soil Erosion and Nutrient Losses in Southern Finland, J. Uusi-Kämppä and T. Yläranta

Hydrogeological Criteria for Buffer Zones Between Wetlands and Aggregate Extraction Sites, J.Z. Fraser, D. Routly, A.B.F. Hinton, and K. Richardson

The CREAMS Model for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Buffer Strips in Reducing Sediment Loads to Wetlands, K.J. McKague, Y.Z. Cao, and D.E. Stephenson

The Use of Vegetative Buffer Strips to Protect Wetlands in Southern Ontario, A.J. Norman

Summary of Final Session


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply