Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice

Editors: Brooks, Robert P., Wardrop, Denice Heller (Eds.)

  • Book focuses on the Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center
  • Projects cited in this book address watershed classification, wetland and stream asessment, wetland restoration, conservation science, and landscape ecology
  • This book focuses on small watersheds and their component parts
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About this book

The lands and waters of the Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) have changed significantly since before the 16th century when the Susquehannock lived in the area.  Much has changed since Captain John Smith penetrated the estuaries and rivers during the early 17th century; since the surveying of the Mason-Dixon Line to settle border disputes among Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware during the middle of the 18th century; and since J. Thomas Scharf described the physiographic setting of Baltimore County in the late 19th century.  As early as 1881, Scharf provides us with an assessment of the condition of the aquatic ecosystems of the region, albeit in narrative form, and already changes are taking place – the conversion of forests to fields, the founding of towns and cities, and the depletion of natural resources.  We have always conducted our work with the premise that “man” is part of, and not apart from, this ecosystem and landscape.  This premise, and the historical changes in our landscape, provide the foundation for our overarching research question:  how do human activities impact the functioning of aquatic ecosystems and the ecosystem services that they provide, and how can we optimize this relationship?

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“Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands offers a detailed review of the ecosystems in this region. … this edited work comprises 14 chapters covering landscape and hydrology (5 chapters), major biota (5 chapters), and management (4 chapters). The literature cited in each chapter covers recent and older works. … it is a useful resource for professionals, researchers, and managers of wetlands, especially those in the Mid-Atlantic ecoregions. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (R. L. Wallace, Choice, Vol. 51 (3), November, 2013)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Aquatic Landscapes: The Importance of Integrating Waters

    Brooks, Robert P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Classification, Inventory, and Reference Wetlands

    Brooks, Robert P. (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Linking Landscapes to Wetland Condition: A Case Study of Eight Headwater Complexes in Pennsylvania

    Moon, J. B. (et al.)

    Pages 61-108

  • Hydrology of Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands

    Hychka, Kristen C. (et al.)

    Pages 109-127

  • Hydric Soils Across Pennsylvania Reference, Disturbed, and Mitigated Wetlands

    Drohan, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 129-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice
Editors
  • Robert P. Brooks
  • Denice Heller Wardrop
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5596-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5596-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5595-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9023-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 491
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