Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta

The Once and Future Delta

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ISBN: 978-94-017-8732-1 (Print) 978-94-017-8733-8 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

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    Pages 1-7

    Introduction: Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta

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    Chapter

    Pages 9-27

    The Once and Future Delta

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    Pages 29-32

    How Deltas Work: A Brief Look at the Mississippi River Delta in a Global Context

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    Pages 33-50

    The Last Naturally Active Delta Complexes of the Mississippi River (LNDM): Discovery and Implications

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    Pages 51-84

    Adapting to Change in the Lowermost Mississippi River: Implications for Navigation, Flood Control and Restoration of the Delta Ecosystem

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    Pages 85-97

    Using What We Have: Optimizing Sediment Management in Mississippi River Delta Restoration to Improve the Economic Viability of the Nation

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    Pages 99-109

    Fisheries in a Changing Delta

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    Pages 111-123

    The Influence of Nutrients on the Coastal Wetlands of the Mississippi Delta

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    Pages 125-140

    Complexities of Resilience: Adaptation and Change within Human Communities of Coastal Louisiana

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    Pages 141-153

    The Importance of Mississippi Delta Restoration on the Local and National Economies

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    Pages 155-173

    The Threats to the Value of Ecosystem Goods and Services of the Mississippi Delta

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    Pages 175-184

    The Impact of Global Climate Change and Energy Scarcity on Mississippi Delta Restoration

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    Pages 185-192

    Summary and Conclusions: The Cost of Inaction and the Need for Urgency

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 193-194