Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States

  • William H. Conner
  • Thomas W. Doyle
  • Ken W. Krauss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Thomas W. Doyle, Calvin P. O’Neil, Marcus P.V. Melder, Andrew S. From, Monica M. Palta
    Pages 1-28
  3. Richard H. Day, Thomas M. Williams, Christopher M. Swarzenski
    Pages 29-63
  4. Christopher J. Anderson, B. Graeme Lockaby
    Pages 65-88
  5. Daniel E. Kroes, Cliff R. Hupp, Gregory B. Noe
    Pages 113-137
  6. Courtney T. Hackney, G. Brooks Avery, Lynn A. Leonard, Martin Posey, Troy Alphin
    Pages 183-221
  7. William H. Conner, Ken W. Krauss, Thomas W. Doyle
    Pages 223-253
  8. Kimberlyn Williams, Michelina MacDonald, Kelly McPherson, Thomas H. Mirti
    Pages 255-289
  9. Helen M. Light, Melanie R. Darst, Robert A. Mattson
    Pages 291-320
  10. Rebecca S. Effler, Gary P. Shaffer, Susanne S. Hoeppner, Richard A. Goyer
    Pages 349-384
  11. Thomas W. Doyle, William H. Conner, Marceau Ratard, L. Wayne Inabinette
    Pages 411-445
  12. Stephen P. Faulkner, Jim L. Chambers, William H. Conner, Richard F. Keim, John W. Day, Emile S. Gardiner et al.
    Pages 447-460
  13. William H. Conner, Courtney T. Hackney, Ken W. Krauss, John W. Day Jr
    Pages 461-488
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 489-505

About this book

Introduction

Tidal freshwater forested wetlands are unique wetland systems. Occupying low relief coastal areas which are subject to both upland runoff and tidal flooding, these systems are especially vulnerable to pressure from human development and to climate change impacts of sea-level rise and increased drought/flood frequency. Yet to date the ecological dynamics, distribution, and conservation status of these communities is poorly understood.

This book draws together the latest findings from investigators focusing on the hydrological processes, community organization, and stress physiology of freshwater, tidally influenced land-margin forests of the southeastern United States. It describes the land use history that led to the restricted distribution of these wetlands, and provides descriptions of the hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, and physiological ecology of these systems, highlighting the similarities shared among tidal freshwater forested wetlands.

Including case studies from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana, Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States will be an important resource for researchers, natural resource managers and students interested in understanding the complex dynamics of this unique coastal ecosystem; one that has been altered by land-use history and which is now undergoing decline due to changing climate, sea-level rise and hurricanes. In particular, it provides current knowledge on those biological, geological, hydrological and physical forcing factors that may influence the possible alternatives and likely success of coastal restoration projects for these vulnerable ecosystems.

Keywords

Coastal systems Forested wetlands Management Relief Savanna Sediment Tidal Vegetation Wetland ecology ecology ecosystem forest hydrology wetland

Authors and affiliations

  • William H. Conner
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Doyle
    • 2
  • Ken W. Krauss
    • 3
  1. 1.Clemson UniversityGeorgetownUSA
  2. 2.US Geological SurveyLafayetteUSA
  3. 3.US Geological SurveyLafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5095-4
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5094-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5095-4
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