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Wetland Ecosystems
by William J. Mitsch

Wetland Ecosystems examines the major types of wetlands found throughout the world: coastal wetlands, freshwater marshes and forested swamps, and peatlands.

The final chapter reviews three fundamental systems approaches to studying wetlands: mesocosms, full-scale experimental ecosystems, and mathematical modeling.

Wetland Ecosystems features:

  • Updated descriptions of the hydrology, biogeochemistry, and biology of the main types of wetlands found in the world
  • New content introducing general ecosystems, wetland ecosystems, whole ecosystem and mesocosm experiments with wetlands, and systems ecology and modeling
  • A detailed description of the ecosystem services provided by wetlands
  • A broad international scope, including many examples of wetlands located outside North America
  • Two new coauthors offering new perspectives and additional insights into the latest ecosystem and modeling techniques

Contents

1. Introduction

  • Ecosystems
  • Wetland Ecosystems
  • Importance of Wetland Ecosystems
2. Coastal Wetlands

  • Tidal Salt Marshes
  • Tidal Freshwater Wetlands
  • Mangrove Wetlands
3. Freshwater Swamps and Marshes

  • Freshwater Swamps
  • Freshwater Marshes
4. Peatlands

  • Geographic Extent
  • Hydrology and Peatland Development
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Vegetation
  • Consumers
  • Ecosystem Function
5. Ecosystem Approaches to Wetland Science

  • Mesocosms
  • Whole-Ecosystem Experimental Wetlands
  • Freshwater Marshes
  • Mathematical Models
Appendix: Odum Language Symbols

Index

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by William J. Mitsch
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