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By Donald M. Kent

ISBN-10: 156670359X

ISBN-13: 9781566703598

Carrying on with the culture of excellence validated via the 1st variation, the second one variation of utilized Wetlands technological know-how and expertise presents the basics for delineating, selecting, and regulating wetlands. It covers features and values, ecological checks, and the way to reduce unfavourable affects on wetlands. The booklet additionally offers crucial info on wetland production, enhancement, recovery, and tracking. chosen administration subject matters contain designing and coping with wetlands for flora and fauna, dealing with coastal marshes, and wetlands education.

Three new chapters within the moment Edition:

Wetlands Mitigation Banking-discusses the aim, coverage, and know-how of mitigation banking
Watershed Management-covers the most up-tp-date remediation know-how because it relates to wetlands
Managing worldwide Wetlands-describes the category and administration of wetlands through the world

Written by way of wetland pros, this imperative consultant furnishes wide details on how wetlands functionality, how they are often safe, and the way they are often controlled. spotting that every and each state of affairs is exclusive and calls for particular options, utilized Wetlands technological know-how and know-how, moment version specializes in offering instructions for potent determination making.

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Redox depletions are areas within the soil with low chromas without iron and manganese oxides. Soil color is a poor indicator of hydric condition in sandy soils and other indicators must be used. A high organic matter content in the surface horizon is indicative of hydric conditions because it is caused by prolonged inundation or saturation. This prolonged inundation or saturation greatly reduces oxidation of organic matter, leading to its accumulation. Subsequent lowering of the water table may cause streaking of the subsurface horizons as organic matter is moved downward through the sand.

S. S. Army Corps of Engineers (1991). ©2001 CRC Press LLC Essential to the investigation of soils for hydric properties is an understanding of soil horizons. Soil horizons, or layers, develop in response to localized chemical and physical processes resulting from the activities of soil organisms, the addition of organic matter, precipitation, and percolation. Horizons can be distinguished based upon color, texture, and composition (Environmental Laboratory, 1987). However, the soil horizon is essentially a continuum and there is no clear distinction between one horizon and another.

1979), the list was modified to assist in determining the probability that a vegetation community is a wetland (Wentworth and Johnson, 1986). This is accomplished by assigning each plant to an indicator category which reflects the probability, expressed as a frequency of occurrence, of a species occurring in wetland or upland (Table 3). Modifiers (+ or –) are also assigned to the categories to further refine individual species affinity toward wet conditions. A ‘+’ indicates an increased probability of wetland tolerance, and a ‘–’ indicates an affinity for drier conditions (Reed, 1988).

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