The Value of Wetlands in Low Relief Landscapes

  • M. T. Brown
  • M. F. Sullivan


Much is known about wetland values, especially the values of wetlands associated with water bodies and stream corridors. A great deal of work has been done and is still being done concerning the value of coastal marshes and swamps to estuarine productivity and the values associated with floodplain wetlands and bottomland hardwood ecosystems. Values are associated with wildlife utilization and support and water quality functions among others. While much is known about wetland values, it still remains almost impossible to assess their values to society and therefore quantitatively to answer questions of public policy.


Energy Analysis Floodplain Wetland Riverine Wetland Shallow Ground Water Headwater Area 
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  • M. T. Brown
  • M. F. Sullivan

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