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Respiration in wetland ecosystems

Charlotte L. Roehm

in Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527084
eISBN:
9780191713347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527084.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter reviews the current state of knowledge of respiration and emissions of carbon from freshwater wetlands to the atmosphere. Data are drawn from an array of studies addressing carbon ... More


Freshwater wetlands and water bodies

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the management of open bodies of water and wetlands on seasonally or permanently waterlogged soil. It concentrates on freshwater habitats, but briefly discusses management of ... More


Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems

Paul del Giorgio and Peter Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527084
eISBN:
9780191713347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527084.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Respiration represents the major area of ignorance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle. In spite of its obvious ecological and biogeochemical importance, most oceanographic and ... More


The Biology of Temporary Waters

D. Dudley Williams

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Temporary waters are found throughout the world, including intermittent streams and ponds, episodic rain puddles, seasonal limestone lakes, and the water-retaining structures of plants, such as ... More


Importance and stewardship of temporary waters

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter underlines the importance of temporary water habitats as repositories for rare species and genotypes, at a time when such wetland habitats are being destroyed or altered at a rapid rate. ... More


Urbanization and disease in amphibians

David K. Skelly, Susan R. Bolden, Manja P. Holland, L. Kealoha Freidenburg, Nicole A. Freidenfelds, and Trent R. Malcolm

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Amphibians depend on freshwater wetlands that have greatly been altered by urbanization. Increases in human density can be linked to changes in light and thermal environments, water chemistry, and ... More


Habitat management

Malcolm Ausden

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes the principles and approaches used in the modification of habitats, such as grasslands, forests, and wetlands, to make them more suitable for species of interest. Sections ... More


The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Dietland Muller-Schwarze

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, ... More


Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Michael Lannoo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages ... More


The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Arnold G. van der Valk

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Global wetlands exhibit significant differences in both hydrology and species composition, and range from moss-dominated arctic peatlands to seasonally flooded tropical floodplains. They are ... More


Wetlands of Kentucky: Connecting Landscapes and Waterways

Stephen C. Richter, Michelle Guidugli-Cook, and David R. Brown

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses characteristics of wetlands, where they are found, history of loss and degradation, and regulation and conservation of wetlands. Although wetlands have received much less ... More


Needed: An Ecosystems Engineer for Habitat Restoration and Other Services

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the potential role of the beaver in habitat restoration and other ecosystems services. As a tireless dam builder, the beaver can and should be an important ally in wetland ... More


Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Arnas Palaima (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520274297
eISBN:
9780520954014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274297.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The San Francisco Bay, the biggest estuary on the west coast of North America, was once surrounded by an almost unbroken chain of tidal wetlands, a fecund sieve of ecosystems connecting the land and ... More


The Biology of Peatlands

Hakan Rydin and John K Jeglum

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Peatlands form intriguing landscape elements in large parts of the world and play important roles for biodiversity and for the atmospheric carbon balance. The Biology of Peatlands begins with an ... More


Introduction

Thomas Elmqvist

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section focuses on ecosystems, ecosystem services, and social systems in urban landscapes. It consists of five chapters that explore the complexity of urban social-ecological systems and the ... More


Introduction

Glenn R. Guntenspergen

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section focuses on the adaptability of species to the abiotic conditions and built structures in urban environments, and how they are affected by human subsidies. It consists of five chapters ... More


Estuarine Wetlands

Brenda J. Grewell, John C. Callaway, and Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses vegetation of the estuarine wetlands of California's coast, focusing on vegetated wetlands dominated by vascular plants. It begins by discussing important ecosystem functions ... More


Peatland habitats

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the main terms and concepts used in peatland science, and a general appreciation of the main peatland habitats. This provides a basic ... More


The peat archives

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter covers the topic of peat archives: the fossils and other materials deposited in peat. Macrofossils are the remains of plants and animals; microfossils are pollen grains, spores, and ... More


The Value and Future of Wetlands

Arnold G. van der Valk

in The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Wetlands in Iowa, especially the Des Moines Lobe, have virtually disappeared due to agricultural drainage. Today the total area of wetlands on the Des Moines Lobe is more than fivefold greater than ... More


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