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Wetlands and Urbanization

Implications for the Future

Edited by Amanda Azous, Richard R. Horner

Contributors: Klaus O. Richter, Lorin E. Reinelt, Marian Valentine, Ken Ludwa, Brian L. Taylor, Sarah Spear Cooke, Nancy Chin, Jeff Burkey

CRC Press – 2000 – 356 pages

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    978-1-56670-386-4
    August 29th 2000

Description

Urbanization affects wetlands in direct and indirect ways. Over the past several decades it has become increasingly apparent that unmanaged runoff is the primary threat to the country's watershed resources.

Wetlands and Urbanization: Implications for the Future is the result of a ten year research project focused on the understanding and managing the impacts of urban stormwater on wetlands. The book documents the background, methods, and results of the research and uses the information to draw conclusions about managing wetland ecosystems in urban areas. The project culminates in a set of comprehensive guidelines for the management of wetland hydrology.

While the focus of this research is regional in nature, its applications are broad. First, the research shows how to measure and assess the impact of urbanization on wetlands. Secondly, it presents scientific approaches available for use in an integrated assessment of wetland condition. And thirdly, it provides guidelines for biomonitoring wetlands using multiple indicators.

Wetlands and Urbanization presents an integrated watershed approach to the scientific evaluation of the impact of landscape urbanization on wetland functions. It associates the source of impact (the landscape) with the sink (the wetland), relates findings to implications for future planning and management of watersheds and provides a model for future comprehensive investigations of wetland impacts from urbanization.

Contents

Overview of the Puget Sound Wetlands and Stormwater Management Research Program, R.R. Horner

DESCRIPTIVE ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER WETLANDS IN THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND BASIN

Morphology and Hydrology, L.E. Reinelt, B.L. Taylor, and R.R. Horner

Water Quality and Soils, R.R. Horner, S.S. Cooke, L.E. Reinelt, K.A. Ludwa, and N.T. Chin

Characterization of Puget Sound Basin Palustrine Wetland Vegetation, S.S. Cooke and A.L. Azous

Emerging Macroinvertebrate Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Use, K.O. Richter

Amphibian Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Use, K.O. Richter and A.L. Azous

Bird Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Use, K.O. Richter and A.L. Azous

Small Mammal Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Use, K.O. Richter and A.L. Azous

FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF FRESHWATER WETLANDS IN THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND BASIN

Effects of Watershed Development on Hydrology, L.E. Reinelt and B.L. Taylor

The Effects of Watershed Development on Water Quality, R.R. Horner, S.S. Cooke, L.E. Reinelt, K.A. Ludwa, N.T. Chin, and M. Valentine

The Hydrolic Requirements of Common Pacific Northwest Wetland Plant Species, S.S. Cooke and A.L. Azous

Emergent Macroinvertebrate Communities in Relation to Watershed Development, K.O. Richter and K.A. Ludwa

Bird Communities in Relation to Watershed Development, K.O. Richter, and A.L. Azous

MANAGEMENT OF FRESHWATER WETLANDS IN THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND BASIN

Managing Wetland Hydroperiod: Issues and Concerns, A.L. Azous, and L.E. Reinelt

Wetlands and Stormwater Management Guidelines, R.R. Horner, A.L. Azous, K.O. Richter, S.S. Cooke, L.E. Reinelt, and K. Ewing

Name: Wetlands and Urbanization: Implications for the Future (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Amanda Azous, Richard R. HornerContributors: Klaus O. Richter, Lorin E. Reinelt, Marian Valentine, Ken Ludwa, Brian L. Taylor, Sarah Spear Cooke, Nancy Chin, Jeff Burkey. Urbanization affects wetlands in direct and indirect ways. Over the past several decades it has become increasingly apparent that unmanaged runoff is the primary threat to the country's watershed resources. Wetlands and Urbanization:...
Categories: Landscape Conservation, Maintenance and Management, Ecology - Environment Studies, Water Engineering