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Life Sciences - Ecology | Wetland Techniques - Volume 2: Organisms

Wetland Techniques

Volume 2: Organisms

Anderson, James T., Davis, Craig A. (Eds.)

2013, XII, 332 p. 59 illus., 34 illus. in color.

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  • Only comprehensive book on the topic of wetland research and management techniques
  • Chapters are authored by leading scientists in the field of wetlands
  • Examples of classroom and field activities are provided to jump start non-specialists teaching specific topics

Wetlands serve many important functions and provide numerous ecological services such as clean water, wildlife habitat, nutrient reduction, and flood control. Wetland science is a relatively young discipline but is a rapidly growing field due to an enhanced understanding of the importance of wetlands and the numerous laws and policies that have been developed to protect these areas. This growth is demonstrated by the creation and growth of the Society of Wetland Scientists which was formed in 1980 and now has a membership of 3,500 people.  It is also illustrated by the existence of 2 journals (Wetlands and Wetlands Ecology and Management) devoted entirely to wetlands.

To date there has been no practical, comprehensive techniques book centered on wetlands, and written for wetland researchers, students, and managers. This techniques book aims to fill that gap. It is designed to provide an overview of the various methods that have been used or developed by researchers and practitioners to study, monitor, manage, or create wetlands. Including many methods usually found only in the peer-reviewed or gray literature, this 3-volume set fills a major niche and for all professionals dealing with wetlands.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Evaluating wetlands - Wetland assessments - Wetland management - Wetland monitoring techniques - Wetland research techniques

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Earth System Sciences - Ecology - Life Sciences, Medicine & Health - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Nature Conservation & Biodiversity

Table of contents 

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Algae

Steven N. Francoeur, Steven T. Rier, and Sarah B. Whorley

2. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Soil Bacterial Community

Aixin Hou and Henry Williams

3. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Fungi

Steven L. Stephenson, Clement Tsui, and Adam W. Rollins

4. Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Wetland Protoza (Protists)

Marianne Borneff-Lipp and Matthias Duerr

5. Sampling and Processing Aquatic and Terrestrial Invertebrates in Wetlands

James T. Anderson, Florencia L. Zilli, Luciana Montalto, Mercedes R. Marchese, Matthew McKinney, and Yong-Lak Park

6. Wetland Fish Monitoring and Assessment

Michael D. Kaller, William E. Kelso, and Joel C. Trexler 

7. Wetland Wildlife Monitoring and Assessment

Matthew J. Gray, Michael J. Chamberlain, David A. Buehler, and William B. Sutton

Index.

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