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2nd Edition

Wetlands and Habitats

Edited By

Yeqiao Wang

ISBN 9781138334199
Published June 10, 2020 by CRC Press
294 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations

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Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE-awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all well-being on the planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems of land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing and geospatial data with field-based measurements in the study of natural resources.

Volume 3, Wetlands and Habitats, provides fundamental information on wetlands and their integral functions as a productive ecosystem. The topics it covers include wetlands biodiversity, wetlands classification and monitoring, floods, river ecosystems, pollution, and more. New to this edition are discussions on wetland vegetation, assessment of current wetland health status, restoration, sea-level rises and coastal storm, vulnerability to human impacts, and lakes and wetlands remote sensing. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through many case studies from around the world.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is an essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, earth system science, and ecology.

Table of Contents

Section I: Riparian Zone and Management

1. Floodplain Management

[French Wetmore]

2. Floods: Riverine

[William Saunders, Alison MacNeil, and Edward Capone]

3. Marshes: Salt and Brackish

[Sally D. Hacker]

4. Peatlands

[Dale H. Vitt and Paul Short]

5. Pollution: Nonpoint Source

[Ravendra Naidu, Mallavarapu Megharaj, Peter Dillon, Rai Kookana, Ray Correll, and W. W. Wenzel]

6. Riparian Wetlands: Mapping

[Kristen C. Hychka]

7. Riparian Zones: Groundwater Nitrate (NO3−) Cycling

[D. Q. Kellogg]

8. River Delta Processes and Shapes

[Douglas A. Edmonds and Rebecca L. Caldwell]

9. Streams: Perennial and Seasonal

[Daniel von Schiller, Vicenç Acuña, and Sergi Sabater]

10. Vernal Pool

[Peter W. C. Paton]

11. GIS Analysis of Groundwater Salinity

[Yuming Wen]

12. Basic Evaluation Units and Physical Structural Integrality in Riparian Zone Evaluation

[Bolin Fu, Yeqiao Wang, and Ying Li]

13. Riparian Zones Evaluation: Remote Sensing

[Bolin Fu, Yeqiao Wang, and Ying Li]

Section II: Wetland Ecosystem

14. Cooling Effects of Urban and Peri-Urban Wetlands: Remote Sensing

[Zhenshan Xue, Zhongsheng Zhang, Caifeng Cheng, and Tingting Zhang]

15. Ecosystem Service Decline in Response to Wetland Loss

[Fengqin Yan and Shuwen Zhang]

16. Wetlands

[Ralph W. Tiner]

17. Wetlands: Biodiversity

[Jean-Claude Lefeuvre and Virginie Bouchard]

18. Wetlands: Classification

[Arnold G. van der Valk]

19. Wetlands: Ecosystems

[Sherri DeFauw]

20. Wetlands: Freshwater

[Brij Gopal]

21. Wetlands: Tidal

[William H. Conner, Jamie A. Duberstein, and Andrew H. Baldwin]

Section III: Wetland Assessment and Monitoring

22. Wetlands: Economic Value

[Gayatri Acharya]

23. Wetlands: Indices of Biotic Integrity

[Donald G. Uzarski, Neil T. Schock, Ryan L. Wheeler, Jacob M. Dybiec, Anna M. Harrison, and Alexandra C. Mattingly]

24. Wetlands: Remote Sensing

[Niti B. Mishra]

25. Assessment of Health Status of Lake Wetland by Vegetation-Based Index of Biotic Integrity (V-IBI)

[Wenjing Yang]

26. Remote Sensing for Wetland Indices

[Jason Yang]

27. Wetland Mapping: Poyang Lake, Remote Sensing

[Jian Xu and Dan Gao]

28. Wetland Conservation Efforts and Policy Impacts in China

[Zongming Wang, Dehua Mao, and Mingming Jia]

29. Water Dynamics of Floodpath Lakes and Wetlands: Remote Sensing

[Yeqiao Wang]

30. Water-Level Variation of Poyang Lake: Remote Sensing

[Shuhua Qi and Yeqiao Wang]

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Dr. Yeqiao Wang is a professor at the Department of Natural Resources Science, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island. He earned an MS and a PhD in natural resources management & engineering from the University of Connecticut. From 1995 to 1999, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been on the faculty of the University of Rhode Island since 1999. In addition to his tenured position, he held an adjunct research associate position at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He has also served as a guest professor and an adjunct professor at universities in the U.S. and China. Among his awards and recognitions, Dr. Wang was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by former U.S. President Clinton in 2000. His research projects have been funded by multiple agencies such as NASA, USDA, USDI, USAID, among others, which supported his scientific studies in various regions of the U.S., in East and West Africa, and in various regions in China. Besides peer-reviewed journal publications, Dr. Wang edited Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments and Remote Sensing of Protected Lands published by CRC Press in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He has also authored and edited over 10 scientific books in Chinese.