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Official Scholarly Journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists

Editor-in-Chief: Marinus L. Otte

ISSN: 0277-5212 (print version)
ISSN: 1943-6246 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13157

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Development of wetland science as a distinct field required consolidation of wetland-related publications in a recognized wetland journal. Growth of the Society of Wetland Scientists was thus tied to developing its own publication outlet. Wetlands debuted as the proceedings of the SWS meeting held in 1981, became a peer-reviewed proceedings in 1982, and was opened to outside submissions in 1983. As manuscript submissions increased, more papers were published, and more pages were produced. The journal moved to two issues in 1988, three issues in 1989, four issues in 1993, and six issues in 2010. Growth of the journal transformed it into the top journal in wetland science, with submissions coming from around the globe. The journal is multi-disciplinary in scope, exposing readers to a variety of ideas, methods, and applications.

In commemoration of the first 30 years of publication, we decided to prepare a virtual issue of Wetlands containing 30 papers from Volumes 1-30 deemed the most important in furthering the field of wetland science. “Important” can have many meanings, but the key factor is expanding our knowledge of the science and therefore influencing the direction of future work. To identify candidate papers for this issue, we prepared a rather lengthy list of papers with large numbers of citations. However, citation rate does not necessarily reflect importance, so we made inquiries to a selection of well-respected wetland scientists (many of whom served as Associate Editors for the journal and had reviewed the papers in manuscript form) and asked for input on our list, as well as additions that they might recommend. Ultimately, we developed independent lists of candidate papers and then reached agreement on the 30 to include in this issue. As our process likely excluded more recent papers, we additionally included 5 newer articles that received high praise during the review process and are anticipated to rise to the top. Regrettably, we are unable to list all papers clearly worthy of respect, of which there are many.

As Editors-in-Chief that ushered these papers from authors to publication, we hope that bringing them to the forefront again will encourage wetland scientists to give them another look. Literature buried in boxes, sitting on shelves, or archived in cyberspace serves little purpose. We hope that you will revisit these papers and reincorporate them into your thought processes to produce better science in the future.

Edited by:

Douglas A. Wilcox, Ph.D., PWS

E-mail: dwilcox@brockport.edu

Darold P. Batzer, Ph.D.

E-mail: dbatzer@uga.edu

Aronson MJF, Galatowitsch S. 2008. Long-term vegetation development of restored prairie pothole wetlands 

Euliss,NH, Smith LM, Wilcox DA, Browne, BA. 2008. Linking ecosystem processes with wetland management goals: Charting a course for a sustainable future 

Shih JG, Finkelstein, SA. 2008. Range dynamics and invasive tendencies in Typha latifolia and Typha angustifolia in Eastern North America derived from herbarium and pollen records 

Fennessy MS , Jacobs AD, Kentula ME. 2007. An evaluation of rapid methods for assessing the ecological condition of wetlands 

Rittenhouse TAG, Semlitsch RD. 2007. Distribution of amphibians in terrestrial habitat surrounding wetland 

Scholz M, Harrington R, Carroll P, Mustafa A . 2007. The Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW) concept 

Bridgham SD, Megonigal JP, Keller JK , Bliss NB, Trettin C. 2006. The carbon balance of North American wetlands 

Houlahan JE, Keddy PA, Makkay K , Findlay CS. 2006. The effects of adjacent land use on wetland species richness and community composition 

Euliss NH, Labaugh JW, Fredrickson LH, Mushet DM, Laubhan MRK, Swanson GA, Winter TC, Rosenberry DO, Nelson RD. 2004. The wetland continuum: A conceptual framework for interpreting biological studies 

Turetsky MR, Manning SW, Wieder RK. 2004. Dating recent peat deposits 

Sheridan P, Hays C. 2003. Are mangroves nursery habitat for transient fishes and decapods?  

Tiner RW. 2003. Geographically isolated wetlands of the United States 

Wilcox DA, Meeker JE, Hudson PL , Armitage BJ, Black MG, Uzarski DG. 2002. Hydrologic variability and the application of index of biotic integrity metrics to wetlands: A Great Lakes evaluation 

Woo I, Zedler JB. 2002. Can nutrients alone shift a sedge meadow towards dominance by the invasive Typha x glauca?  

Roulet NT. 2000. Peatlands, carbon storage, greenhouse gases, and the Kyoto Protocol: Prospects and significance for Canada 

Benoit LK, Askins RA. 1999. Impact of the spread of Phragmites on the distribution of birds in Connecticut tidal marshes 

Galatowitsch SM, Anderson NO, Ascher PD. 1999. Invasiveness in wetland plants in temperate North America 

Keough JR , Thompson TA, Guntenspergen GR , Wilcox, DA. 1999. Hydrogeomorphic factors and ecosystem responses in coastal wetlands of the Great Lakes 

Lehtinen RM, Galatowitsch SM, Tester JR. 1999. Consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation for wetland amphibian assemblages 

Friedman JM, Osterkamp WR, Scott ML, Auble GT. 1998. Downstream effects of dams on channel geometry and bottomland vegetation: Regional patterns in the Great Plains 

Mahoney JM, Rood SB. 1998. Streamflow requirements for cottonwood seedling recruitment - An integrative model 

Patten DT. 1998. Riparian ecosystems of semi-arid North America: Diversity and human impacts 

Bridgham SD, Pastor J, Janssens JA , Chapin C , Malterer TJ. 1996. Multiple limiting gradients in peatlands: A call for a new paradigm 

Craft CB, Vymazal J. 1995. Response of Everglades plant-communities to nitrogen and phosphorus additions 

Winter TC, Rosenberry DO. 1995. The interaction of ground water with Prairie Pothole wetlands in the Cottonwood Lake Area, East-central North Dakota, 1979-1990 

Mendelssohn IA, Kleiss BA, Medina R. 1994. Factors controlling the formation of oxidized root channels – A review 

Minello TJ, Zimmerman RJ, Medina R. 1994. The importance of edge for natant macrofauna in a created salt-marsh 

Richardson CJ. 1994. Ecological functions and human-values in wetlands - a framework for assessing forestry impacts 

Brinson MM. 1993. Changes in the functioning of wetlands along environmental gradients 

Gibbs JP. 1993. Importance of small wetlands for the persistence of local-populations of wetland-associated animals 

Carbon Storage and Flux Within Freshwater Flatlands: A Critical Review, Kayranli, B; Scholz, M; Mustafa, A; Hedmark, A 

Litter Accumulation Promotes Dominance of Invasive Species of Cattails (Tpha Spp.) in Lake Ontario Wetlands, Vaccaro, LE; Bedford, BL; Johnston, CA 

Vegetation Characteristics of Swainson’s Warbler Habitat at the White River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas, Brown, JD; Benson, TJ; Bednarz, JC 

Cumulative Impacts of Hurricanes on Florida Mangrove Ecosystems: Sediment Deposition, Storm Surges, and Vegetation, Smith, TJ (Smith, Thomas J., III); Anderson, GH; Balentine, K; Tiling, G; Ward, GA; Whelan, KRT 

]A Classification of Major Naturally-Occurring Amazonian Lowland Wetlands, by Junk, WJ ; Piedade, MTF ; Schongart, J; Cohn-Haft, M ; Adeney, JM ; Wittmann, F 

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    Wetlands is an international journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, and laws and regulations. The journal is published 6 times per year, with the goal of centralizing the publication of pioneering wetlands work that has otherwise been spread among a myriad of journals. Since wetlands research usually requires an interdisciplinary approach, the journal in not limited to specific disciplines but seeks manuscripts reporting research results from all relevant disciplines. Manuscripts focusing on management topics and regulatory considerations relevant to wetlands are also suitable. Submissions may be in the form of articles or short notes. Timely review articles will also be considered, but the subject and content should be discussed with the Editor-in-Chief (NDSU.wetlands.editor@ndsu.edu) prior to submission. All papers published in Wetlands are reviewed by two qualified peers, an Associate Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief prior to acceptance and publication. All papers must present new information, must be factual and original, and must not have been published elsewhere.

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