Wetlands: Environments or habitats at the interface between truly terrestrial ecosystems and truly aquatic systems making them different from each yet highly dependent on both. Adaptations to low soil oxygen characterize many wetland species.Water Cycle: Circulation of water among various ecological systems, in various states, on, above, and below the surface of the earth.Rivers: Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean).Conservation of Natural Resources: The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.Tidal Waves: Water waves caused by the gravitational interactions between the EARTH; MOON; and SUN.Geological Processes: Events and activities of the Earth and its structures.Sphagnopsida: A class of BRYOPHYTA which is best known for Sphagnum forming PEAT bogs.Biodiversity: The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Carex Plant: A plant genus of the family CYPERACEAE. The seed contains oligostilbenes (STILBENES).Salinity: Degree of saltiness, which is largely the OSMOLAR CONCENTRATION of SODIUM CHLORIDE plus any other SALTS present. It is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in an ENVIRONMENT.Cyclonic Storms: Non-frontal low-pressure systems over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convection and definite pattern of surface wind circulation.Soil: The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.Environmental Remediation: Removal of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS or contaminants for the general protection of the environment. This is accomplished by various chemical, biological, and bulk movement methods, in conjunction with ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING.Fresh Water: Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.Water Movements: The flow of water in enviromental bodies of water such as rivers, oceans, water supplies, aquariums, etc. It includes currents, tides, and waves.Microsporidia: A phylum of fungi comprising minute intracellular PARASITES with FUNGAL SPORES of unicellular origin. It has two classes: Rudimicrosporea and MICROSPOREA.LouisianaArecaceae: The palm family of order Arecales, subclass Arecidae, class Liliopsida.Birds: Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.Leptospira interrogans serovar pomona: A serovar of the bacterial species LEPTOSPIRA INTERROGANS, whose primary hosts include CATTLE and SWINE.Ranavirus: A genus of IRIDOVIRIDAE which infects fish, amphibians and reptiles. It is non-pathogenic for its natural host, Rana pipiens, but is lethal for other frogs, toads, turtles and salamanders. Frog virus 3 is the type species.Seasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Giardia: A genus of flagellate intestinal EUKARYOTES parasitic in various vertebrates, including humans. Characteristics include the presence of four pairs of flagella arising from a complicated system of axonemes and cysts that are ellipsoidal to ovoidal in shape.Water Purification: Any of several processes in which undesirable impurities in water are removed or neutralized; for example, chlorination, filtration, primary treatment, ion exchange, and distillation. It includes treatment of WASTE WATER to provide potable and hygienic water in a controlled or closed environment as well as provision of public drinking water supplies.Poaceae: A large family of narrow-leaved herbaceous grasses of the order Cyperales, subclass Commelinidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Food grains (EDIBLE GRAIN) come from members of this family. RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL can be induced by POLLEN of many of the grasses.Climate: The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Methane: The simplest saturated hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, flammable gas, slightly soluble in water. It is one of the chief constituents of natural gas and is formed in the decomposition of organic matter. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Biomass: Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.Agriculture: The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.Animal Migration: Periodic movements of animals in response to seasonal changes or reproductive instinct. Hormonal changes are the trigger in at least some animals. Most migrations are made for reasons of climatic change, feeding, or breeding.Bird Diseases: Diseases of birds not considered poultry, therefore usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild. The concept is differentiated from POULTRY DISEASES which is for birds raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption, and usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc.Clostridium botulinum type D: Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type D which is neurotoxic to ANIMALS, especially CATTLE, but not humans.

*  Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
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*  California coastal salt marsh
... 'California's coastal salt marsh' is a wetland plant community that occurs sporadically along the Pacific Coast from Humboldt Bay to San Diego. This salt marsh type is found in bays, harbors, inlets, and other protected areas subject to tidal flooding. Plant habitat Animal habitat See also References. Plant habitat. Plant species in this community are halophytes adapted to the saline conditions and low oxygen content typically found in the water-saturated soils. As a result of the demanding conditions, species diversity is relatively low. Typical plant species in this community include: Ornduff 2003. Salt grass ' Distichlis spicata ' Franconia ' Frankenia salina ' Pickleweed and glasswort ' Salicornia ' spp. Cordgrass 'Spartina foliosa' Seep weed ' Suaeda californica '. Plants occur in bands that are determined by the amount of submergence a species can tolerate. Most tolerant of submergence is cordgrass which has a hollow stem that allows oxygen to reach its roots. Further inland, pickleweeds and glassw...
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*  Wetlands International Global > News > Wetlands and climate change emissions
... Africa. Ramsar Site Information Service. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands and climate change emissions Current Articles. 25-Jun-2008 25-06-2008 Press release Wetlands International is shocked by the decision of the Kenyan government to convert large tracts of the Tana wetlands in Kenya into sugarcane-for-ethanol plantations. This dramatic development confirms the NGO’s recent outlook ‘Biofuels in Africa’, which shows that biofuel production in Africa will lead to loss of wetlands and rainforest. Therefore, Wetlands International calls upon the Kenyan government to revise its decision to favour sugarcane for ethanol to wetlands conservation. Crucial link for migratory birds Furthermore, Tana wetlands form a crucial link for many migratory waterbirds on the route to their winter destinations in the South. Local livelihoods Moreover, thousands of people depend on the Tana wetlands as fishermen or farmers. These functions – critical to their livelihoods - will largely disappe...
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Africa. Ramsar Site Information Service. Contact us. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Support Our Work. What are wetlands. » Arctic wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Arctic wetlands. Arctic wetlands store enormous amounts of greenhouse gases and are critical for global biodiversity. Global importance for biodiversity Arctic wetlands offer unique habitats to both plants and animals, such as sea ice, tundra, and permafrost peatlands. For many migratory species the Arctic provides indispensable breeding and feeding areas. Wetlands provide many services to these peoples and their livelihoods. Migratory birds that breed in the Arctic support livelihoods outside the region. Vulnerability and climate change Large parts of the Arctic are under threat from oil and gas exploration, mining and the meltin...
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*  Soy and wetlands
... Ramsar Site Information Service. South Asia. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Biodiversity. Greening the economy. Our Work » Greening the economy » Soy and wetlands. Impacts soy on wetlands. The case of Argentina. What is Wetlands International doing about it. Recommendations for different players. Soy and wetlands. Soy bean cultivation is alarmingly increasing in South America. This has, in the last 15 years, led to monocultures at the expense of key ecosystems like the Atlantic and the Amazon forests, wetlands and grasslands and of areas that were previously used for other purposes such as livestock. Whilst Wetlands International recognises the values of soy, we believe soy cannot continue to expand unchecked and it is necessary that responsible soy production becomes the common rule, not the exception. Wetlands International therefore works to green the soy industry in South America, for the safeguarding of wetlands and other ecosystem...
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*  Wetlands: Habitats
... Main menu http://www.doc.govt.nz/wetlands. Parks recreation. Places to go. Places to stay. DOC maps: Discover the outdoors. Nature. Native animals. Pests threats. Native plants. Get involved. Run a project. Protecting species. Restoring places. Protecting marine species. Our partners. Statutory advisory bodies. News. Social media. What's up DOC. Careers. Working at DOC. Careers. News. Contact. Nature. Wetlands. Introduction Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and associated plant and animal life. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and associated plant and animal life. Threats to wetlands Human activity provides most threats to New Zealand's remaining wetlands. Threats include: sand and gravel extraction causes changes in water levels, damages existing vegetation and provides access for weeds reclamation of lake and river margins, lagoons and estuaries, and draining of farm swamps, reduces wetland areas pollutio...
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*  Artificial wetlands are great outdoor destinations: EPA - Taipei Times
... ‧ Taiwan News. Taiwan News. Home / Taiwan News. Artificial wetlands are great outdoor destinations: EPA. With spring approaching, the Environmental Protection Administration EPA is encouraging people to enjoy the warm weather at any of the nation’s 43 artificial wetlands, adding that by doing so, visitors will have an opportunity to get close to rivers and see first-hand what wetland ecosystems have to offer. “Before the country’s sewage system is complete, artificial wetlands and treatment plants are transitional methods to clean up wastewater before it flows into rivers,” said Shieh Ping-fei 謝炳輝, the administration’s senior officer at the department of water quality protection. In the past seven years, the EPA spent NT$660 million US$17.7 million creating 43 artificial wetlands, which “process a total of 230,000 tonnes of wastewater a day, all of which is domestic,” Shieh said. A wastewater treatment plant would be much more efficient — for example, the Bali Water Treatment Plant in Taipei County alone...
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*  Wetlands and Wetlands Enhancement | NRCS
Wetlands and Wetlands Enhancement. NRCS. Skip Navigation. Natural Resources Conservation Service New Jersey. United States Department of Agriculture Topics. Technical Resources. Conservation Planning. Data, Maps, Analysis. Ecological Science. Engineering. Land Use. State Technical Committee. Soils. Soil Health. Soil Surveys. Water. Watersheds. Water Resources. Air. Air Quality. Plants Animals. Energy. People. Partners. Teachers and Students. Volunteers. NRCS Employees. Programs. Farm Bill. Financial Assistance. Easements. Landscape Initiatives. Landscape Planning. Newsroom. News Releases. Features. Photos and Videos. Public Notices. Contact Us. Local Service Centers. State Office. National Centers. State Websites. Enter Keyword, Phrase, or Text to search the site. Advanced Search. Help. You are Here: Home / Wetlands and Wetlands Enhancement. Stay Connected. . Wetlands and Wetlands Enhancement A wetland is a marsh-type area with saturated soils and water-loving plants. Wetlands provide wildlife habitat and ser...
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*  Wetlands of New Zealand
... ' New Zealand ' has several notable ' wetland s' but 90% of wetland areas have been lost following European settlement. Definition Wetlands in New Zealand Conservation See also References Further reading External links. Definition. The Resource Management Act 1991, an important Act of Parliament determining land use, defines wetland s as "permanently or intermittently wet areas, shallow water, and land water margins that support a natural ecosystem of plants and animals that area adapted to wet conditions.". The Ramsar Convention, an international conservation agreement for wetlands to which New Zealand signed up to in 1971, has a wider definition of wetland. 1 Wetlands in New Zealand. The Department of Conservation is the New Zealand agency which administers the Ramsar Convention. 2 Ramsar sites in New Zealand as of 2008 are: http://www.ramsar.org/sitelist.pdf Farewell Spit Firth of Thames Kopuatai Peat Dome Manawatu River mouth and estuary Waituna Wetlands Scientific Reserve Whangamarino Wetland. These...
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*  Long Lake Wetland Management District
... 'Long Lake Wetland Management District' encompasses three counties in south-central North Dakota, an area famed for its wealth of waterfowl -producing potholes and native prairie grassland s. Headquarters for the Wetland Management District is located in the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge office near Moffit, North Dakota, which is about 35 miles southeast of Bismarck. Topographical landforms of the area include Missouri Coteau and Missouri River Slope. Precipitation averages just under 16 inches per year. Approximately 68 percent of the land in the three county area remains virgin sod - native mixed-grass prairie. The Coteau wetland s found in the northeastern portion of the Wetland Management District are classic prairie pothole s of various sizes and types that are prime duck production habitat. These areas, when wet, are very productive. Soils in this area are generally deep and quite productive. Due to the rolling nature of the landscape on the Coteau, a lot of the land is also characterized as h...
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*  Wetlands International Global > News > Press releases > Water scarcity
... Wetlands offices. Africa. Black Sea Region. China. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Malaysia. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Home. About us. Vision & Mission. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Our Work. Biodiversity. Disaster Risk Reduction. Water Security. Greening the economy. Climate Mitigation. Our Cases. Watch & Read. Current publications. Scientific articles & reports. Presentations & Trainings. Brochures, posters & leaflets. Policy briefs and submissions. Videos. News. Blogs. Global Newsletter. Press releases. Newsletters. Get Involved. Become a Member. Work With Us. Support Our Work. Spread the Word. News » Press releases » Water scarcity. Current Articles. Search. Syndication. Small steps forward at Ramsar Confer...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Wetlands of International Importance. Progress Towards Our CGI Commitment to Action: Protecting and Restoring Carbon-rich Wetlands for People and Planet. 23-Sep-2012 New York - In September 2011 Wetlands International announced its Commitment to Action under the Clinton Global Initiative CGI, which is ‘ Securing Wetland Carbon Stores for Climate’. Wetlands International’s science work has revealed that 6% of all global emissions are related to peatland degradation. Engaging the private sector To achieve the reduction of these disproportionately high emissions at the global scale, Wetlands International has established a partnership with Permian Global, a private company. Rewetting degraded peatlands in Russia Wetlands International has also made major progress in Russia, where under the German-Russian bilateral cooperation it have been trusted the task of coordinating a major peatland rehabilitation project in and around Moscow province. Positive policy change in Indonesia Wetlands International believes...
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*  Coastal wetlands
... Please upgrade your web browser now. Internet Explorer 6 is no longer supported. Related websites. Metro Info. Civil Defence. Publications Library. Quick Answers. A-Z Index. Glossary. Sitemap. Skip to Main Content. My Services Login All Publications Quick Answers News & Notices. Advanced Search. Advice Info. Services. Our Responsibilities. News Notices. Get Involved. About Us. Home. Advice Info. Your School. Interactive Games Movies. Coastal wetlands. North - West gales/Canterbury More Info. Area: Canterbury Region. Additional Info: This was posted @ 10am Tuesday the 6th of October. The Met Service are predicting Northwest gales for today and tomorrow. The gales are expected to become severe about the 'High Country' Wednesday morning and then spread to the 'Plains' during the afternoon before easing in the evening. Damaging gusts of 140 km/hour or possibly more in places are expected. This will be removed on Thursday morning. Your Home. Your School. Our Programmes Resources. Interactive Games Movies. Fro...
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*  Global Warming Impacts on Estuaries and Coastal Wetlands - National Wildlife Federation
... Human Impact Effects on Wildlife and Habitat Polar Bears Moose Pika Ringed Seals Waterfowl Coldwater Fish Blue Crab Lake Sturgeon Salmon Walleye Coral Reefs Pest Species Eastern Hemlock Forests Coastal Wetlands Chesapeake Bay Pacific Northwest Great Lakes Mangroves Prairie Potholes Sagebrush Steppe Southwestern Streams Western Forests Southern Forests Extreme Weather Habitat Loss Invasive Species Overexploitation Pollutants Disease National Wildlife Week Adopt an Animal Speak up for Wildlife Garden for Wildlife Adopt a Wildlife Acre. Global Warming Impacts on Estuaries and Coastal Wetlands. Estuaries and coastal wetlands contain important nursery areas for many marine species and harbor large populations of wintering waterfowl, ospreys, bald eagles and a diversity of other wildlife. Threats from Global Warming Global warming has the potential to completely alter the structure and function of the nation's estuaries and coastal wetlands. Warmer water from global warming will alter the species composition a...
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... Wetlands offices. Africa. Black Sea Region. China. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Malaysia. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Home. About us. Vision & Mission. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Our Work. Biodiversity. Disaster Risk Reduction. Water Security. Greening the economy. Climate Mitigation. Our Cases. Watch & Read. Current publications. Scientific articles & reports. Presentations & Trainings. Brochures, posters & leaflets. Policy briefs and submissions. Videos. News. Blogs. Global Newsletter. Press releases. Newsletters. Get Involved. Become a Member. Work With Us. Support Our Work. Spread the Word. Wetlands and climate change emissions Current Articles. Search. Syndication. Protection of Green Coast demonstratio...
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... Wetlands offices. Africa. Black Sea Region. China. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Malaysia. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Home. About us. Vision & Mission. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Our Work. Disaster Risk Reduction. Water Security. Watch & Read. Current publications. Scientific articles & reports. Presentations & Trainings. Brochures, posters & leaflets. Policy briefs and submissions. Videos. News. Global Newsletter. Press releases. Newsletters. Get Involved. Become a Member. Work With Us. Support Our Work. Spread the Word. News » Press releases. Current Articles. Search. The Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy 2001-2005. Tweet email. 30-Oct-2004 An updated version of the Strategy in Russian...
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*  Re: Beautiful Birds of Florida Wetlands (lots of imgs): Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Forum:
Re: Beautiful Birds of Florida Wetlands lots of imgs : Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount APS-C Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review. Log in / Register. News. Reviews. Features. Buying Guide. Sample Images. Videos. Cameras. Lenses. Phones. Printers. Forums. Galleries. Challenges. Forum index. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount APS-C Talk Change forum Beautiful Birds of Florida Wetlands lots of imgs Started Apr 25, 2012. Discussions thread. Shop cameras lenses ▾. Forum Parent First Previous Next Next unread. Flat view. John. Regular Member. Posts: 296. Gear list. Like. Re: Beautiful Birds of Florida Wetlands lots of imgs In reply to nzmacro, Apr 25, 2012. great set. --. http://flickrhivemind.net/User/hodad66. John's gear list: John's gear list Olympus E-M1. Sony Alpha 7R. Sony Alpha 7 II. Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6. +17 more. Reply Reply with quote. Complain. Forum Parent First Previous Next Next unread. Flat view. Post hide subjects. Posted by When Beautiful Bi...
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*  Environmental Laws and Regulations | Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife | Environmental Review Toolkit |
Environmental Laws and Regulations. Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife. Environmental Review Toolkit. Policy Guidance Center. Water, Wetlands. Environmental Review Toolkit. Home Planning and Environment NEPA and Project Development Accelerating Project Delivery Historic Preservation Section 4 f Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife. Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife. Environmental Laws and Regulations. SUBJECT: Supreme Court Ruling on Isolated Wetlands FROM: James Shrouds, Director, Office of Natural Environment TO: Division Administrators Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers Directors of Field Services DATE: January 12, 2001 As you may have read in the news, the Supreme Court on January 9th released a decision regarding the applicability of Section 404 permits to isolated wetlands. This decision will have the effect of taking certain wetlands out of the jurisdiction of the U.S. However, until the USACE and the Environmental Protection Agency issue implementing guidance on the ruling, we will not know the extent of wetlan...
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*  High altitude wetlands
... Ramsar Site Information Service. South Asia. Wetlands of International Importance. High altitude wetlands. Mangrove forests. » High altitude wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. High altitude wetlands. Mangrove forests. High altitude wetlands. High altitude wetlands such as glacial lakes, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands and rivers support unique ecosystems and services that sustain the livelihoods of people. Their ability to promote vegetation growth lessens soil erosion and buffers water flow, providing a steady flow of water downstream while reducing the severity of disasters such as landslides, floods and droughts. Increasing threats High altitude wetlands face an array of threats, including the rapid melting of glaciers due to climate change, overgrazing of livestock, water diversions for agricultural and human use, and increased pollution. With more than two billion people dependent on this glacial melt, the wise use of wetlands is critical for maintaining steady water flows and reduci...
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*  Wetlands Could Unleash "Carbon Bomb"
Wetlands Could Unleash Carbon Bomb. Donate. Wetlands Could Unleash Carbon Bomb. Monday, 21 July 2008 14:04. Wetlands containing 771 billion tons of greenhouse gases threaten to release planet-warming carbon if they are destroyed. Washington - The world's wetlands, threatened by development, dehydration and climate change, could release a planet-warming "carbon bomb" if they are destroyed, ecological scientists said on Sunday. Wetlands contain 771 billion tons of greenhouse gases, one-fifth of all the carbon on Earth and about the same amount of carbon as is now in the atmosphere, the scientists said before an international conference linking wetlands and global warming. If all the wetlands on the planet released the carbon they hold, it would contribute powerfully to the climate-warming greenhouse effect, said Paulo Teixeira, coordinator of the Pantanal Regional Environment Program in Brazil. "We could call it the carbon bomb," Teixeira said by telephone from Cuiaba, Brazil, site of the conference. "It's a ve...
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*  Wetlands Could Unleash "Carbon Bomb"
Wetlands Could Unleash Carbon Bomb. TruthOut Archive. The Truthout Archives contains articles published between 2003 and 2011. Wetlands Could Unleash Carbon Bomb. Monday, 21 July 2008 14:04. Wetlands containing 771 billion tons of greenhouse gases threaten to release planet-warming carbon if they are destroyed. Washington - The world's wetlands, threatened by development, dehydration and climate change, could release a planet-warming "carbon bomb" if they are destroyed, ecological scientists said on Sunday. Wetlands contain 771 billion tons of greenhouse gases, one-fifth of all the carbon on Earth and about the same amount of carbon as is now in the atmosphere, the scientists said before an international conference linking wetlands and global warming. If all the wetlands on the planet released the carbon they hold, it would contribute powerfully to the climate-warming greenhouse effect, said Paulo Teixeira, coordinator of the Pantanal Regional Environment Program in Brazil. "We could call it the carbon bomb,"...
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*  The Gilmer Mirror - Conservation ag groups join to recognize wetlands
... home my content businesses classifieds community publication sign in. news opinions features sports schools obituaries legal notices Online Features. my profiles my listings my events my blogs my buddies. restaurants shopping sports & rec. real estate ... more. jobs cars real estate apartments services ... more post a classified. events schools obituaries announcements. about us contact us electronic subscriptions Subscriptions. articles ads businesses events profiles. Conservation, ag groups join to recognize wetlands The Gilmer Mirror. Jan 29, 2014. 11822 views. 0 15. . Conservation, ag groups join to recognize wetlands World Wetlands Day celebrates wetlands and agriculture Read release online » WASHINGTON – Jan. 29, 2014 – World Wetlands Day, a day to celebrate and share the importance of wetlands world-wide, has chosen a theme close to the hearts of waterfowl hunters and rice growers. Ducks Unlimited and USA Rice Federation remind us that “ Wetlands and agriculture ” are indeed natural partners. Rice...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Ramsar Site Information Service. South Asia. Our organisation. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Peatlands. Press releases. News » Press releases. Current Articles. Wetlands International demands the SBSTA to put the problem of peatland loss on the agenda. As much as 2000 million tonnes of carbon dioxide are released annually from just the logged and drained peatlands of South-east Asia; 8% of all global emissions research by Delft Hydraulics and Wetlands International. Drainage of peatlands leads especially in the tropics to rapid decomposition of peat and to wild fires. Globally, more carbon is stored in peat than the atmosphere currently contains, equivalent to 100 years of all current CO2 emissions. Stopping this problem is technically possible: by closing drainage canals and in this way restoring the hydrology. Global measures to stop this climate disaster do not exists. The UN-FCCC Clean Development Mechanism does not accept programmes to prevent emissions from peatlands by r...
http://wetlands.org/News/Pressreleases/tabid/60/ID/1076/UN-FCCC-should-address-peatland-loss.aspx
*  NaturePlus: Identity of fish in Lake Victoria, Uganda in wetland area.
... NaturePlus. NaturePlus. Foreign finds. Please enter a title. Up to Discussions in Foreign finds. 1587 Views 3 Replies Last post : Aug 19, 2013 6:35 PM by Judith. Judith. Currently Being Moderated. Jul 10, 2013 1:41 PM. Identity of fish in Lake Victoria, Uganda in wetland area. Found in shallow water in wetland area in Lake Victoria in a bay in Lutembe, nr Kampala, Uganda. Probably around 9 - 10 inches long. Judith fish 3 FB 7689.jpg 117.6 K. Judith's fish FB 7690.jpg 145.7 K. fish, lake, uganda, victoria. Currently Being Moderated. Jul 10, 2013 4:24 PM in response to Judith. Re: Identity of fish in Lake Victoria, Uganda in wetland area. Hi Judith,. Report Abuse. Currently Being Moderated. Aug 3, 2013 12:17 PM in response to Judith. Re: Identity of fish in Lake Victoria, Uganda in wetland area. Hi Judith,. I believe your fish is Oreochromis leucostictus. WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oreochromis says there are 38 species currently recognised, but also that "numerous undescribed forms exist" "hybr...
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*  Kulm Wetland Management District
... located in south central north dakota kulm wetland management district was established in located in the prairie pothole region of north america kulm wetland management district provides breeding nest ing and brood rearing areas for many species of waterfowl and other migratory birds the district currently manages waterfowl production area s that total acre national wildlife refuges and acre of wetland and grassland easements in many parts of kulm wetland management district the abundance of wetlands attracts waterfowl breeding pair densities of over pairs per square mile native prairie is still well represented in the area and is home to many species of upland nesting birds the james river meanders through the eastern portion of the district as it leads south to the missouri river the james river forms a major migration corridor for numerous migrating birds references category national wildlife refuges in north dakota...
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*  Gwydir Wetlands
... Image:Nankeen Night Heron Fremantle Harbour.jpg. The 'Gwydir Wetlands' comprise a system of irregularly inundated wetland s associated with the Gwydir River in the North West Slopes region of north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. When flooded they form an important site for breeding waterbird s. Description Birds Ramsar site References. The wetlands lie between the towns of Moree and Mungindi in the Moree Plains Shire near the state border with Queensland. They consist of the inland floodplain of the Gwydir River that splits into the Gingham and Big Leather water courses and creating, when fully flooded, a 1021 km 2 wetland some 45 km west of Moree. The extensive wetland area is a good example of an inland terminal delta. BirdLife International. Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gwydir Wetlands. The wetlands have been identified as an Important Bird Area IBA by BirdLife International because they support more breeding waterbirds than any other Australian site when they adequately flooded. Of more than ...
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*  Wetlands and Wetlands Enhancement | NRCS
Wetlands and Wetlands Enhancement. NRCS. Skip Navigation. Natural Resources Conservation Service New Jersey. United States Department of Agriculture Topics. Technical Resources. Conservation Planning. Data, Maps, Analysis. Ecological Science. Engineering. Land Use. State Technical Committee. Soils. Soil Health. Soil Surveys. Water. Watersheds. Water Resources. Air. Air Quality. Plants Animals. Energy. People. Partners. Teachers and Students. Volunteers. NRCS Employees. Programs. Farm Bill. Financial Assistance. Easements. Landscape Initiatives. Landscape Planning. Newsroom. News Releases. Features. Photos and Videos. Public Notices. Publications Fact Sheets. Success Stories. Contact Us. Local Service Centers. State Office. Feedback Forms. About Us. . National Centers. . State Websites. . Enter Keyword, Phrase, or Text to search the site. Browse By Audience. . A-Z Index. . Advanced Search. . Help. You are Here: Home / Technical Resources / Conservation Planning / Wetlands and Wetlands Enhancement. Stay Connect...
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*  EPA Acts Against Developers for Wetlands, Waterway Destruction | Water Quality Products
EPA Acts Against Developers for Wetlands, Waterway Destruction. Water Quality Products. Newsletters Subscribe Advertise Contact. Current Issue Products Storefronts Dealer of the Month Tech Reviews Events Webinars. Archives Buyer s Guide Dealers Commercial Industrial Disinfection Groundwater Water Reuse. EPA Acts Against Developers for Wetlands, Waterway Destruction. October 11, 2004. Printer-friendly version. Tweet. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 is taking action against Sunset Development, LLC, Daniels Construction, Inc., and James P. Daniels, all of Tea, SD, for their destruction of wetlands and portions of a waterway in southwest Sioux Falls, Lincoln County, SD, while building a residential development called Sunset Ridge. The developers violated the Clean Water Act CWA by discharging dredged and fill material into wetlands and other waters, up to an area of four acres, without a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Such materials are considered to be pollutants under the CWA. T...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Wetlands offices. Black Sea Region. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Malaysia. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Vision & Mission. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Rivers and deltas. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Our Work. Biodiversity. Disaster Risk Reduction. Water Security. Greening the economy. Current publications. Scientific articles & reports. Brochures, posters & leaflets. News. Global Newsletter. Press releases. Newsletters. Work With Us. Support Our Work. News » Press releases. Current Articles. BLOG: Oil Palm on Peat: A path to inevitable disaster. Tweet email. 12-Nov-2013 Author: Marcel Silvius Oil palm cultivation on peatlands is seen as an attractive option for many plantation developers in Southeast Asia. Not only is the land extensively available, the soils – despite the po...
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*  An experimental constructed wetland system for the treatment of highway runoff in the UK. - Middle
... sex University Research Repository. . Skip to content. Middlesex University Research Repository. Research work by Middlesex University staff and alumni. Home. Repository news. Latest additions. Usage statistics Search: simple / advanced Browse by. Year. Research area. Author. Theses Help. How do I add my work. Repository FAQs. Repository policies. Copyright. Contact us. Login Middlesex University staff only. An experimental constructed wetland system for the treatment of highway runoff in the UK. Tools. Tools. Tools. RDF+XML BibTeX RDF+N-Triples JSON RefWorks Dublin Core Atom Simple Metadata Refer METS HTML Citation ASCII Citation OpenURL ContextObject EndNote OpenURL ContextObject in Span MODS MPEG-21 DIDL EP3 XML Reference Manager RDF+N3 Grid abstract Multiline CSV. Shutes, R. Brian E. and Revitt, D. Mike and Scholes, Lian N. L and Forshaw, M. and Winter, B. 2001 An experimental constructed wetland system for the treatment of highway runoff in the UK. Water Science and Technology, 44 11. pp. 571-578. IS...
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*  Reducing sedimentation of depressional wetlands in agricultural landscapes
... USGS Home. Contact USGS. USGS Publications Warehouse. Contact. Explore recent publications by USGS Authors. Browse all of Pubs Warehouse by Publication type and year. Web Service Documentation. Descriptions of US Geological Survey Report Series. USGS Publications Warehouse. Explore recent publications by USGS Authors. Browse all of Pubs Warehouse by Publication type and year. Web Service Documentation. Descriptions of US Geological Survey Report Series. Contact. Reducing sedimentation of depressional wetlands in agricultural landscapes Wetlands By:. Abstract Depressional wetlands in agricultural landscapes are easily degraded by sediments and contaminants accumulated from their watersheds. Several best management practices can reduce transport of sediments into wetlands, including the establishment of vegetative buffers. We summarize the sources, transport dynamics, and effect of sediments, nutrients, and contaminants that threaten wetlands and the current knowledge of design and usefulness of grass buff...
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*  Coasts, Foreshores and Wetlands
... City Services. Access Mandurah Building Services Cemetery City Kids Community Community Safety Crime Prevention Emergency Management Health Services Landscape Services Planning Services Public Works Maintenance Ranger Services Rates Recreation Services Signage Youth Development Waste Management. Aboriginal seasons Bushland Protection Climate Change Coasts, Foreshores and Wetlands Community Education and Programs Environmental Planning Significant Tree Register State of the Environment Vehicle Innovations Volunteer and Advisory Groups Water Campaign. Coasts, Foreshores and Wetlands Serpentine River Action Plan. State of the Environment. Coasts, Foreshores and Wetlands. Management Plans. State of the Environment. Coasts, Foreshores and Wetlands. Coasts, Foreshores and Wetlands. The Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and the Yalgorup lakes make up the Peel-Yalgorup System which was inscribed on the list of Wetlands of International Importance under the Convention of Wetlands Ramsar, Iran, 1971 on 7 June, 1990. The ...
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*  Wetland Tree, Wetland Trees and Wetland Nursery Information by Tree Pro
... Powered by Treepro.com. Wetland Trees. Additional Web Resources. W etland Information. Trees for Wetlands. Bare Root Trees. Wholesale Trees. Trees for Wildlife. Seedling Trees. Fast Growing Trees. Trees for Reforestation. Trees for Conservation. Vineyard Information. About Viticulture. Growing Grapes. This website will provide you with links to valuable web site that have information on wetland creation, management and where to purchase the proven products you need to be successful. Wetlands Link Wisconsin Wetlands Association. was established in 1969 to protect the state's wetland resources through education, training, advocacy, and research on key issues that affect wetlands. The wetland vegetation. described here is grouped into four general ecological categories, depending mainly on growth position in relation to water level Whitley et al. 1999. Wetlands Management. - This module is designed to introduce you to the many facets of wetlands ecology and management. The Green Zone. is a place to discover...
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*  Viera Wetlands - Comments on MyParkPhotos.com, The Best Photography Community for Friends of Public
... Lands. Search:. States. Properties. Albums. Categories. FAQ. Contact Us. Register. Winners. POTD. POTW. POTM. Contest Rules. Contest Prizes. Recent Photos. All Contest Photos. Property Photos not in Contest. Members. Password:. Register Forgot your Password. Viera Wetlands. Viera. Parks. Viera Wetlands. Property Comments. Property Comments. Larry Nieland wrote on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 Having spent most of the day here, I would say morning is best for birding. Kay Wells wrote on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 A limpkin pauses for a few minutes before resuming his search for snails. Kay Wells wrote on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 The Black-bellied Whistling Duck used to be known as a "tree duck," and one could see why at Viera Wetlands on this visit. Many of the palm tree stumps were occupied by a duck, and two were trying to perch on this snag, which only had room for one. Kay Wells wrote on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 A male Ring-necked Duck in breeding colors at Viera Wetlands. Deborah Stuart wrote on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 beautiful morning inV...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Wetlands offices. Africa. Black Sea Region. China. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Malaysia. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Home. About us. Vision & Mission. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Our Work. Biodiversity. Disaster Risk Reduction. Water Security. Greening the economy. Climate Mitigation. Our Cases. Watch & Read. Current publications. Scientific articles & reports. Presentations & Trainings. Brochures, posters & leaflets. Policy briefs and submissions. Videos. News. Blogs. Global Newsletter. Press releases. Newsletters. Get Involved. Become a Member. Work With Us. Support Our Work. Spread the Word. News » Press releases. Current Articles. Search. Syndication. IUCN urges UK government to account for CO2 emissions...
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*  Wetlands & deserts / Space for our climate / Observing the Earth / Our Activities / ESA
Wetlands deserts / Space for our climate / Observing the Earth / Our Activities / ESA. This website requires javascript to function properly. → European Space Agency. Space for Europe. Space News. Space in Images. Space in Videos. About Us. Welcome to ESA. Director General. For Member State Delegations. Business with ESA. Law at ESA. ESA Exhibitions. ESA Publications. Careers at ESA. Our Activities. Space News. Observing the Earth. Human Spaceflight. Launchers. Navigation. Space Science. Space Engineering Technology. Operations. Telecommunications Integrated Applications. Preparing for the Future. Connect with Us. For Media. Media. ESA TV. Videos for professionals. Photos. For Educators. For Kids. ESA Observing the Earth Space for our climate. About climate change. . Space and Earth Monitoring Land Overview. Rivers & lakes. Volcanoes. Coastal zones. Wetlands & deserts. Oceans Overview. Wind & waves. Ocean colour & algae blooms. Sea Surface Temperature. El Niño. Ice Overview. Ice and climate. Atmosphere Overvi...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Arctic wetlands. News » Press releases. ‘From the Arctic to Africa’: new initiative protecting key sites for migratory birds. 11-Dec-2012 Dakar SEN / Ede NL / Naryan-Mar RU – A new initiative to protect migratory waterbirds flying between the Arctic and Africa has been launched by Wetlands International. Funded by the Arcadia Fund, the three-year initiative will engage local people and governments to develop a coherent approach to the management of the wetland sites used by the birds along the flyway. Bridges of cooperation “The initiative builds new bridges of cooperation at the sites and a strong network across the flyway through sharing of expertise and experience and to raise the awareness and capacity of local authorities to wisely manage their wetland resources”, says Ibrahima Thiam, regional director, Wetlands International Africa. Wetlands International offices in Senegal and Russia, supported by the head office in the Netherlands, will work to improve the management of these key wetland sites al...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Wetlands offices. Africa. Black Sea Region. China. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Malaysia. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Home. About us. Vision & Mission. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Our Work. Biodiversity. Disaster Risk Reduction. Water Security. Greening the economy. Climate Mitigation. Our Cases. Watch & Read. Current publications. Scientific articles & reports. Presentations & Trainings. Brochures, posters & leaflets. Policy briefs and submissions. Videos. News. Blogs. Global Newsletter. Press releases. Newsletters. Get Involved. Become a Member. Work With Us. Support Our Work. Spread the Word. News » Press releases. Current Articles. Search. Syndication. BLOG: A Tale of Two Heroes. Tweet email. 18-Nov-2013 ...
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*  Morris Wetland Management District
... The 'Morris Wetland Management District' includes 244 waterfowl production areas, encompassing over 50000acre scattered throughout an eight-county area. Like other wetland management districts in the prairie states, the goal of the Morris District is to restore and protect sufficient wetland and grassland habitat to meet the needs of prairie wildlife, particularly breeding waterfowl, as well as provide places for public recreation. The Morris District covers Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Yellow Medicine counties in western Minnesota. The district purchases land from willing sellers, manages scattered waterfowl production areas, and works with private landowners interested in improving their land for wildlife. The district also protects land through purchase of permanent conservation easements from willing landowners to protect wetlands and grasslands throughout the district. Category:National Wildlife Refuges in Minnesota Category:Protected areas of Big Stone Cou...
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*  Salt marsh
Image:Salt pannes and pools high and low tide.gif A 'salt marsh' or 'saltmarsh', also known as a coastal salt marsh or a tidal marsh, is a coastal ecosystem in the upper coast al intertidal zone between land and open salt water or brackish water that is regularly flooded by the tides. Saltmarsh Ecology. Urban development and nitrogen loading. Saltmarsh Ecology. Image:Bride-Brook-Salt-Marsh-s.jpg Coastal salt marshes can be distinguished from terrestrial habitats by the daily tidal flow that occurs and continuously floods the area. Image:Saltmarsh-Grass.JPG The New England salt marsh is subject to strong tidal influences and shows distinct patterns of zonation. Sediment deposition can occur when marsh species provide a surface for the sediment to adhere to, followed by deposition onto the marsh surface when the sediment flakes off at low tide. 'Journal of Coastal Research', 25: 4, 915-924 For example, in a study of the Eastern Chongming Island and Jiuduansha Island tidal marshes at the mouth of the Yangtze Riv...
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*  Sihcao Wetlands
... thumb sihcao wetlands the sihcao wetlands are a protected ecological environment in tainan taiwan they were set aside in by the tainan city government and consist of approximately hectares the protected area consists of mangrove swamps salt marshes rivers canals and drainage ditches it is located in tainan city s annan district and consists of the area bounded by the southeastern side of the luermen river the southwestern side of xi bin road and the northern side of the yan shui river nearby is the tainan salt pan eco village 台南市鹽田生態文化村 in november the sihcao wildlife refuge 四草野生動物保護區 was created to further protect the area especially from possible encroachment from the nearby tainan technology industrial park quoted from tt news on december the sihcao wetlands along with the zengwun estuary wetland 曾文溪口濕地 were listed as international wetlands under the ramsar convention see also banping lake wetland park gaomei wetlands notes category ramsar sites in taiwan category wetlands of taiwan category establish...
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*  How well can we model wetlands in tropical and boreal regions? - NERC Open Research Archive
How well can we model wetlands in tropical and boreal regions. - NERC Open Research Archive. nerc.ac.uk. Help. Contact us. Home. About. Browse. Search. Statistics. NERC Staff Login. How well can we model wetlands in tropical and boreal regions. Tools Tools Tools. RDF+XML BibTeX RDF+N-Triples JSON RefWorks Dublin Core Simple Metadata Refer METS Simple Metadata iShare HTML Citation ASCII Citation OpenURL ContextObject EndNote Dublin Core iShare OpenURL ContextObject in Span MODS MPEG-21 DIDL EP3 XML Reference Manager RDF+N3 Multiline CSV. Dadson, Simon ; Gedney, Nicola ; Hayman, Garry ; Clark, Douglas ; Blyth, Eleanor ; Taylor, Christopher ; Prigent, Catherine. 2011 How well can we model wetlands in tropical and boreal regions. In: 3rd iLEAPS Science Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 18-23 September 2011. Before downloading, please read NORA policies. Preview. Text iLEAPS Wetlands Hayman 201109.pdf - Presentation Download 2MB. . Official URL: http://www.ileaps.org/sci conf book/pdf/2011041517... Abst...
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*  Constructed Treatment Wetlands | US EPA Constructed Treatment Wetlands
constructed treatment wetlands us epa constructed treatment wetlands jump to main content water recent additions contact us search all epa this area you are here epa home water online publications constructed treatment wetlands title index epa number audience type document type keyword index office new publications title keyword all about ordering constructed treatment wetlands epa number f date of publication august pages audience adult public concerned citizens industry indian tribes regulated community scientific community state and local government teachers teachers or educators publication comments available from wrc web http www epa gov owow wetlands pdf constructedw pdf nscep go to the nscep shopping cart this fact sheet describes constructed wetlands and their use in wastewater treatment it also outlines the biological process by which a constructed wetland filters pollutants by trapping suspended solids and absorbing pollutants by the microorganisms in the sediment keywords surface water watersheds w...
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*  Arctic
... Africa. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. Contact us. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Biodiversity. Support Our Work. What are wetlands. » Arctic wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Arctic wetlands. Arctic wetlands store enormous amounts of greenhouse gases and are critical for global biodiversity. Global importance for biodiversity Arctic wetlands offer unique habitats to both plants and animals, such as sea ice, tundra, and permafrost peatlands. For many migratory species the Arctic provides indispensable breeding and feeding areas. Migratory birds that breed in the Arctic support livelihoods outside the region. Vulnerability and climate change Large parts of the Arctic are under threat from oil and gas exploration, mining and the melting of permafrost due to climate change. Clima...
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*  Arctic
... Africa. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. Contact us. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Biodiversity. Support Our Work. What are wetlands. » Arctic wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Arctic wetlands. Arctic wetlands store enormous amounts of greenhouse gases and are critical for global biodiversity. Global importance for biodiversity Arctic wetlands offer unique habitats to both plants and animals, such as sea ice, tundra, and permafrost peatlands. For many migratory species the Arctic provides indispensable breeding and feeding areas. Migratory birds that breed in the Arctic support livelihoods outside the region. Vulnerability and climate change Large parts of the Arctic are under threat from oil and gas exploration, mining and the melting of permafrost due to climate change. Clima...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Wetlands offices. Africa. Black Sea Region. China. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Malaysia. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Home. About us. Vision & Mission. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Rivers and deltas. Mangrove forests. Arctic wetlands. Peatlands. Our Work. Biodiversity. Disaster Risk Reduction. Water Security. Greening the economy. Climate Mitigation. Our Cases. Watch & Read. Current publications. Scientific articles & reports. Presentations & Trainings. Brochures, posters & leaflets. Policy briefs and submissions. Videos. News. Blogs. Global Newsletter. Press releases. Newsletters. Get Involved. Become a Member. Work With Us. Support Our Work. Spread the Word. News » Press releases. Current Articles. Search. Syndication. Presentation of first ever peatland emission data per...
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*  Wallasea Wetlands
... thumb|Wallasea Wetlands relocated seawall in 2007, shortly after the initial stage of the scheme was finished 'Wallasea Wetlands' is a reclaimed wetland s area located in Essex, England. The wetland spans an area of 115 hectare s and is sited on Wallasea Island, which borders two rivers River Crouch to the north and River Roach to the south-east. Wetlands have existed on Wallasea Island since ancient times, when much of the Essex coastline was bordered by rich breeding grounds for birds. During the late 1980s and early 1990s two areas of salt marsh and mud flat at Lappel Bank in the Medway Estuary in Kent and Fagbury Flats in the Orwell Estuary in Suffolk both on the east coast of England were drained and port developments at Sheerness and Felixstowe were built in their place. The European Court of Justice ruled that under the European Birds Directive these wetlands had to be replaced, and it was decided that new wetlands should be created. they will complement and uphold existing coastal strategies and ...
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*  Biology | Free Full-Text | Soil Oxidation-Reduction in Wetlands and Its Impact on Plant Functioning
Soil Oxidation-Reduction in Wetlands and Its Impact on Plant Functioning. Biology 2012, 1 2, 196-221; doi: 10.3390/biology1020196 Review Soil Oxidation-Reduction in Wetlands and Its Impact on Plant Functioning S. These changes include the lowering of soil redox potential Eh leading to increasing demand for oxygen within the soil profile as well as production of soil phytotoxins that are by-products of soil reduction and thus, imposing potentially severe stress on plant roots. Various methods are utilized for quantifying plant responses to reducing soil conditions that include measurement of radial oxygen transport, plant enzymatic responses, and assessment of anatomical/morphological changes. This review emphasizes soil-plant interactions in wetlands, drawing attention to the importance of quantifying the intensity and capacity of soil reduction for proper evaluation of wetland plant responses, particularly at the process and whole-plant levels. Furthermore, while root oxygen-deficiency may partially account ...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Wetlands of International Importance. Climate Mitigation. Press releases. News » Press releases. Over 10% of global CO2 emissions from peatlands. 10-Dec-2007 Results from the first comprehensive global assessment on the links between peatland degradation and climate change presented today show that clearance, drainage and fires in peatlands emit more than 3 billion tones of carbon dioxide every year, equivalent to 10% of global emissions from fossil fuels. The United Nations Environment Programme UNEP and the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD together with the Global Environment Centre GEC and Wetlands International today called for the international community to take urgent action on to protect and restore peatlands. Peatlands are the most efficient terrestrial ecosystems in storing carbon – storing up to 10 times more carbon/hectare than other ecosystems in the same region and twice as much carbon as the biomass of the world’s forests. The Assessment on Peatlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change w...
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*  Arctic
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*  MBNMS Site Characterization: River Mouths, Brackish and Estuarine Coastal Wetlands - I. West coast v
... s. East Coast River Mouths. Overview. General Information. Overview. General Information. Overview. General Information. Materials and Resources. Research Monitoring. Overview. General Information. Natural Resources. Monitoring and SIMoN. Research Activity Panel. Sanctuary Currents Symposium. Overview. Overview. Research Activity Panel. Sanctuary Education Panel. Materials Resources. Overview. Sanctuary Site Characterization. Research and Monitoring Overview General Information Natural Resources Monitoring and SIMoN Research Activity Panel Sanctuary Currents Symposium Research Publications Technical Reports Ecosystem Observations Site Characterization Bibliography. MBNMS Site Characterization. Overview. Biological Communities : River Mouths, Brackish and Estuarine Coastal Wetlands. River Mouths, Brakish and Estuarine Coastal Wetlands I. West coast vs. East Coast River Mouths. They drain broad coastal plains where watersheds extend hundreds of miles inland, catching rainfall and other drainage water from e...
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*  Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water | National & World News | KEPR CBS 19 - News, Weath
Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water. National & World News. KEPR CBS 19 - News, Weather and Sports - Pasco, WA. KEPR 19 Sun Mostly Sunny H: 75. National World. Weather. Local. National. KEPR TV. KEPR TV Schedule. Careers. Contact Us. YouNews. Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press. Published: Aug 3, 2014 at 12:25 PM PDT. Last Updated: Aug 3, 2014 at 12:25 PM PDT. In this photo Wednesday, July 9, 2014, water birds make use of a made wetland project near Fairfield, Texas. Story Photos Photos. Wetlands Water Reuse. Wetlands Water Reuse. Wetlands Water Reuse. Wetlands Water Reuse. FAIRFIELD, Texas AP - As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. At $75 million, the wetlands system cost far less to build than traditional filtering infrastructure and has piqued the ...
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*  Publications, reports and video's of Wetlands International
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*  Wetlands International Global > News > Wetlands and climate change emissions
... Wetlands of International Importance. Climate Mitigation. Wetlands and climate change emissions Current Articles. Options for peatland-based climate change mitigation presented at UN climate talks. 08-Jun-2013 Opportunities for climate change mitigation through peatland rehabilitation and lessons learned for future agreements under the UNFCCC were discussed at a side event during the Bonn climate negotiations. Participants at the side event, jointly organised by Wetlands International, FAO, the University of Greifswald and the Michael Succow Foundation, discussed how climate change mitigation actions focusing on peatland rehabilitation could inform negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC. Speaking at the side event, Marja-Liisa Tapio-Biström of FAO presented research showing that cultivated organic soils are the second largest source of global agricultural emissions. Unmanaged, such peatlands are a large source of CO2 emissions and are extremely prone to fire. ...
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*  BWSR - Wetlands
... Easements. Interactive Conservation Easement Map. Apply for BWSR Grants. Resource Management and Planning. County Comprehensive Local Water Management. Watershed Planning. One Watershed, One Plan. Native Vegetation / Seed Mixes. Training. Wetlands. Wetland Conservation Act Forms and Guidance. Wetland Banking. Wetland Delineation. Functional Assessment MnRAM. Reports. Wetlands. Wetland Regulation WCA forms and regulatory guidance. 2011 WCA Statute Changes updated 08/07/2011. 2012 WCA Statute Changes posted 6/28/2012. 2015 WCA Statute Changes posted 09/10/2015. Unofficial Compilation of WCA Statutes posted 1/23/2012. BWSR WCA contacts. WCA enforcement memo posted April 15, 2013. Forms. Guidance. 2015 BWSR/Corps Wetland Banking Training New. Local Road Wetland Replacement Program. Easement Data Interactive Map of All Wetland Banking Easements. Wetland Delineation Wetland Delineation Guidance and Resources. Corps of Engineers 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual. Drainage Setback Guidance. 1987 Manual Regional Su...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... This is a decision by the CDM Board as a result of concerns expressed by Wetlands International, Greifswald University and CDM-Watch, who alarmed the Board that these CDM projects directly result in very high greenhouse gas emissions from the drainage of peat soils for palm oil plantations. Methodology for climate change mitigation Last year, the CDM Executive Board approved a methodology that now gave till last week CDM credits to biodiesel plantations on socalled ‘degraded lands’ in developing countries. Adverse impact on wetlands and emissions In practice, this methodology gave an additional financial boast to new palm oil plantations on the logged peatswamps in Southeast Asia click to watch video. These ‘degraded’ lands however still contain large amounts of carbon in the case of water logged organic peat soils. As a result plantations on peatlands cause very high emissions ; in the case of palm oil at least eight times as much than the use of fossil fuels. About 33% of all new palm oil is on peat se...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Ramsar Site Information Service. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Press releases. Support Our Work. News » Press releases. Current Articles. NEWS: Towards sustainable development of palm oil. 11-Nov-2013 Medan, Indonesia 11th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil Oil palm growers, the food, cosmetics and oil industry, governments, scientists and environmental and social groups from all over the world participate this week in the 11th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil RT11 RSPO. The main theme of this year s meeting is RSPO Standard 2013. Wetlands International has been involved in the review process of the RSPO Principles and Criteria P C and will actively participate in the Roundtable meeting. We provided detailed inputs on criteria and indicators related to palm oil plantations on peatlands. In addition, we will also take part in the RT11 exhibition to showcase our work in conserving and restoring peatlands in Indonesia and Malaysia. The new RSPO stan...
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*  Wetlands International Global > News > WASH
... Ramsar Site Information Service. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. Sitemap. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. High altitude wetlands. Arctic wetlands. Our Work. Water Security. News. Global Newsletter. Work With Us. WASH Current Articles. WASH. NEWS: WASH IT. alliance: one of 25 strategic partners of Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs. alliance was delighted to learn that it was selected as one of 25 strategic partners of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 2016-2020. NEWS: Putting environmental sustainability at the core of WASH Practice. 02-Sep-2013, views: 5064 Stockholm WASH drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene relies on and impacts water. Therefore, environmental sustainability needs to be at the core of WASH practice. Wetlands International featured our experiences reaching nature-based solutions and sought out additional partners to help transform the WASH sector at an event during Stockholm World Water Week. NEWS: Uganda commits to providing safe ...
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*  TITLE: Use of Constructed Wetlands to Improve Water Quality
David - Professor; Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. The majority of NPS derived pollutants entering midwestern streams can be attributed to agricultural practices USEPA, 1 992. surface waters were adversely affected by agricultural NPS pollution USEPA 1986. These including the potential use of wetlands as a method to remove agricultural pollutants before they enter drinking water reservoirs and fertilizer input management. In a recent study on the Embarras River at Camargo, Illinois, we have shown that drainage files are the major source of nitrate entering the river causing concentrations to repeatedly exceed EPA suggested MCLs for nitrate David et al., 1997. Improvem ents in surface water quality will require the implementation of strategies and management practices that reverse these effects by directly reducing nitrate application through fertilizer management and, by redu...
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*  Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
... 'Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District' is located in northwest Minnesota and includes the counties of Becker, Clay, Mahnomen, Norman, and Polk - an area of approximately 6000sqmi. The district is divided into three general landscape areas, roughly equal in size. From west to east, these are: the Red River Valley floodplain, the glacial moraine / prairie pothole region, and the hardwood / coniferous forest. The district currently manages over 42000acre of public land in 165 waterfowl production areas WPAs. Land acquisition and management efforts are focused in the prairie pothole region of the district, with a goal of providing habitat for nesting waterfowl. District acquisition and restoration efforts, begun in the late 1950s, have preserved and restored remnants of the tallgrass prairie and prairie wetlands. Approximately 3200acre of the district's total acreage are true native prairie remnants. The primary economic base of the area is agriculture, with a strong tourism industry based on area lakes...
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*  Constructed wetland
The two main types of constructed wetlands are subsurface flow and surface flow wetlands. Nitrogen removal. Phosphorus removal. Constructed wetlands are of two basic types: subsurface flow and surface flow wetlands. Subsurface flow constructed wetland - this wetland can be either with vertical flow the effluent moves vertically, from the planted layer down through the substrate and out or with horizontal flow the effluent moves horizontally, parallel to the surface Surface flow constructed wetland. Subsurface flow wetland. Image:Tilley et al 2014 Schematic of the Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland.jpg thumb|Schematic of the Horizontal Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland: Effluent flows horizontally through the bed. Subsurface flow wetlands can be further classified as horizontal flow and vertical flow constructed wetlands. The costs of subsurface flow CWs mainly depend on the costs of sand with which the bed has to be filled. Surface flow wetlands, also known as free water surface constructed wetlands, can be ...
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*  Wetlands International Global > News > Mangrove restoration
... Ramsar Site Information Service. Contact us. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Peatlands. Mangrove restoration Current Articles. Petition against conversion of rainforest in Aceh into oil palm plantation. 08-Jul-2009 Wetlands International and a coalition of NGOs have joined forces to demand palm oil company AAL to immediately halt the conversion of the Tripa peat forest in Aceh province, Indonesia into a palm oil plantation. The Tripa rainforest is home to the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan. The NGOs sent a joint letter is addressed to Sir Henry Keswick, chairman of Jardine Matheson, owner of AAL, which is unlawfully draining and burningthe Tripa peatswamp forest. Threat to Orangutan, safety and climate The draining and burning of the Tripa peat swamp forest puts pressure on the last remaining significant populations of the endangered Orangutan that live in this area priority site of the Great Apes Survival Partnership - GRASP of UNEP/UNESCO. Furthermore, this area of fo...
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*  Wetlands more cost-effective in nutrient removal, but multiple payments would be of uncertain value
... -- ScienceDaily. Wetlands more cost-effective in nutrient removal, but multiple payments would be of uncertain value. Date: September 17, 2013 Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences ACES Summary: Removing nitrogen from the environment the natural way by creating a wetland is a long-term, nutrient-removal solution, more cost effective than upgrading a wastewater treatment plant, but it isn t necessarily socially beneficial to offer landowners multiple payments for the environmental services that flow from such wetlands, according to a new study. Removing nitrogen from the environment "the natural way" by creating a wetland is a long-term, nutrient-removal solution, more cost effective than upgrading a wastewater treatment plant, but it isn't necessarily socially beneficial to offer landowners multiple payments for the environmental services that flow from such wetlands, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois. "Wetlands more cost-ef...
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*  Big Stone Wetland Management District
... the purpose of big stone wetland management district is to acquire and manage waterfowl production areas in lincoln and lyon counties district staff also serve private land resource interests by providing technical assistance for united states department of agriculture programs and restoring wetland s on private lands currently there are eight waterfowl production areas two fmha conservation easement s and six wetland or habitat protection easements in the district totaling approximately acre the area remains a critical waterfowl breeding and migration area and offers great potential for a large number of resource protection enhancement projects within several watersheds that empty into the minnesota river references category national wildlife refuges in minnesota category protected areas of lincoln county minnesota category protected areas of lyon county minnesota category wetlands of minnesota category landforms of lincoln county minnesota category landforms of lyon county minnesota...
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*  balancing life: Urban wetlands
... Sunday, March 29, 2009. Urban wetlands. In a fairly recent post , I had mentioned how many of Bangalore s lakes are being killed. And some of Bangalore s lakes are wonderful examples of urban wetlands that are priceless treasures. Yet this lake is just one example of the kind of diversity and richness of life in lakes around the city. It is also a fine example of a lake that could easily be made into a city nature park. Usually, the city decides to build a big garden around lakes, which means manicured lawns, paved paths, lots of flowers and trees that don t usually grow in wetlands, and a complete destruction of the wetland around lakes. Most of these birds live and nest amidst the reeds that grow in lake wetlands, nurturing a rich ecosystem that supports frogs, breeding fish, small reptiles and small insects. Instead, if the city could declare some of the lakes of Bangalore protected wetlands, and then spend a pittance on preserving the wetlands, we would be left with wonderful city parks where childre...
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*  Farmed wetlands
... under the swampbuster program are wetland s that were partially drained or altered to improve crop production before swampbuster was enacted on december farmed wetlands have undergone less alteration than prior converted wetlands and are therefore subject to more stringent rules about further change farmed wetlands may be farmed as they were before the date and the drainage that was in place before that date can be maintained but no additional drainage is allowed references category united states department of agriculture category wetlands of the united states...
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*  Volunteer your time to restoring our wetlands - East Rockaway - LIHerald.com - Nassau County's sourc
... e for local news, breaking news, sports, entertainment & shopping. Register. Click here to upload your news, photos, videos events. Work with us. East Meadow. East Rockaway. Freeport. Island Park. Long Beach. Merrick. Endorsements. Sports. News. Op-Ed. Endorsements 2014. Visit Long Beach. Herald Photos. Herald Videos. Reader Photos. Reader Videos. Photos. Financial. Fitness. Fitness. Long Island Automotive. Community Guides. Volunteer your time to restoring our wetlands. Hurricane Sandy led to one of Long Island s worst environmental disasters ever, if not the worst. Cars were flooded as well, which sent a witches brew of chemicals spilling out. The surge, which reached as far north as Merrick Road, picked up anything and everything and carried it all into the ecologically fragile wetlands that hug the South Shore. Now these saltwater marshes, which are vital to our fishing industry because they serve as breeding grounds for a host of marine life, are full of debris. Freeport SPLASH Stop Polluting Litteri...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Ramsar Site Information Service. South Asia. Wetlands of International Importance. Biodiversity. Press releases. News » Press releases. Blog: Wetlands International tackles pesticide overuse in rice paddies at Ramsar Conference. 11-Jul-2012 By Paul Brotherton, from the Ramsar Convention in Bucharest The overuse of pesticides in rice paddies in Southeast Asia is currently fueling a devastating pest outbreak epidemic. A set of powerful presentations see below showcased evidence that the current overuse of pesticides is harming biodiversity such as birds, contaminating water and fueling rice pest outbreaks in Southeast Asia. Daniel Blanco, Wetlands International Argentina presented his research on the importance of rice paddies for biodiversity in South America: Biodiversity conservation and rice production in southern South America. See the related publication: Use of rice fields by migratory shorebirds in southern South America. Asia on rice paddies: pesticide use and related land and water management cha...
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*  city of Johannesburg - Kids learn about wetlands
... other city news. Kids learn about wetlands. Johannesburg marks World Wetlands Day throughout the month. They were in the Soweto park to learn more about the importance of wetlands on an educational day out organised by City Parks to coincide with World Wetlands Day. City Parks, with the Rand Water Foundation, organised the special day on Wednesday, 23 February. “It is vital that we instil environmental education in these children, so they can grow to become responsible citizens of this country,” said Ferguson. Also at the event were the mayoral committee member for environment, Matshidiso Mfikoe; the acting manager of City Parks, Geoffrey Cooke; the chairperson of the board of the Rand Water Foundation, Fred Otieno; the manager of Rand Water’s environmental programmes, Angie Phaliso; the Soweto regional director, Pat Lephunya, and the ward 33 councillor, Zanele Lutja. Thokoza Park is in the ward. “We live in one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in world,” said Mfikoe, “and we are faced with the...
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*  A Case Study of the Rwambu Wetland, Uganda
... Wetlands offices. Africa. Black Sea Region. China. Europe. Headquarters. Indonesia. Japan. Latin America the Caribbean. Oceania. Ramsar Site Information Service. Russia. South Asia. Our organisation. How we work. Networks, partners and donors. Contact us. What are wetlands. Wetlands of International Importance. Wetlands in arid regions. High altitude wetlands. Arctic wetlands. Our Work. Water Security. Work With Us. Our Work » Water Security » Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene WASH » A Case Study of the Rwambu Wetland, Uganda. A Case Study of the Rwambu Wetland, Uganda. Bringing Back the Rwambu Wetland. In the not so distant past, the people of Rwambu were up against a quickly shrinking water table, largely created by agricultural expansion and bad management of the wetland. Water no longer sufficiently saturated the ground and erosion occurred all over. As a result, water supply, both for drinking and household needs, was in very short supply. Applying Nature-Based Solutions Since 2012, we have been w...
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*  6.2 Invasive Species of Wetlands
... Skip to main content. University of Minnesota. myU. Campuses. Twin Cities. Crookston. Duluth. Search. Libraries. Hours. Databases. Help. Libraries. digital conservancy. Search. Browse. Collections. Dates. Authors. Titles. Subjects. Types. Help. About the UDC. How to Submit. Policies and Terms of Use. Data Repository for U of M. Contact Us. 6.2 Invasive Species of Wetlands. University Digital Conservancy Home. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Department of Horticultural Science. Restoration and Reclamation Review 1996-2003. Volume 6 - Fall 2000: Invasive Species Ecosystem Restoration. 6.2 Invasive Species of Wetlands. University Digital Conservancy Home. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Department of Horticultural Science. Restoration and Reclamation Review 1996-2003. Volume 6 - Fall 2000: Invasive Species Ecosystem Restoration. 6.2 Invasive Species of Wetlands. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. 6.2 Invasive Species of Wetlands. Browse this Collection. Dates. Authors. Titles. Subjects. ...
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*  East Kolkata Wetlands
... The 'East Calcutta Wetlands', also known as the 'East Kolkata Wetlands' 22 0 27’ N 88 0 27’ E, are a complex of natural and human-made wetland s lying east of the city of Calcutta Kolkata, West Bengal in India. Ghosh,A,K, 2004. 'Bio-accumulation of metals in sewage fed aquatic system - a case study from Calcutta India ', International Journal of Environmental Studies. Development and Management of the Calcutta canal systems and wetlands, Report of the committee constituted by the Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal. Report of the committee to look into all aspects of the existing and permissible land uses in the East Kolkata Wetland Area, Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal. 2004 Report of the committee for formulation of the guidelines for preparation of management plan of East Kolkata Wetland, Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal. Report on study of heavy metal in sewage-fed fisheries, Department of Fisheries, Government of West Bengal. Ghosh,A.K ...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Indonesia. Ramsar Site Information Service. Wetlands of International Importance. Peatlands. Press releases. News » Press releases. Current Articles. Indonesian moratorium extended, but peatlands remain threatened. 16-May-2013 Wetlands International warmly welcomes the extension of Indonesia s moratorium on new forest concessions signed on the 13th May by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The extension of the original moratorium, which halted the issuing of new concession licenses for Indonesia s forests between May 2011 and May 2013, has been signed just in time to avoid a regulatory vacuum between both moratoria, which apply to carbon-rich areas, such as forests and peatlands. Wetlands International strongly welcomes this demonstration of the Government of Indonesia s willingness to further protect its forests and peatlands from conversion. A specific issue in the case of peatlands is that many areas covered by the moratorium are already impacted by drainage of e.g. Subsidence results from the draina...
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*  WetlandInfo – Queensland Wetlands Information (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection)
WetlandInfo – Queensland Wetlands Information Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Skip links and keyboard navigation. Skip to content. Skip to navigation. Skip to footer. Site map. Site navigation. Facts maps. What are wetlands. Management. Assessment, monitoring inventory. Resources. Wetland Info —your first-stop-shop for wetland management resources in Queensland. Whole of Queensland. Drainage divisions. Drainage basins. Regional NRM bodies. Local government areas. Abbot Point - 8558. Abingdon Downs - 7562. Abudda Lakes - 6551. Anchor Cay - 7779. Archer Bay West - 7171. Archer River - 7270. Artub Islet - 7576. Artub Islet East - 7676. Augustus Downs - 6860. Ayrshire Downs - 7454. Ballys Lagoon - 6663. Barcaldine - 7950. Barrington Peak - 6650. Batavia Downs - 7472. Bathurst Range - 7769. Bayfield - 9052. Beenleigh - 9542. Bell Cay - 9154. Bell Cay East - 9254. Bell Cay South - 9153. interactive maps and maps for download summaries of wetland relevant information. Find out more about all of th...
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*  Browsing Olentangy River Wetland Research Park by Title
... Ohio State nav bar. The Ohio State University. Search Ohio State. Knowledge Bank. Login. Search. All of KB. Only this Community Advanced Search. KB Home. Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. Browsing Olentangy River Wetland Research Park by Title. Browsing Olentangy River Wetland Research Park by Title. Sort by: accession date issue date title Order: ascending descending Results: 5 10 20 40 60 80 100. Now showing items 1-20 of 183. 2004 Progress Report Appendix. 2006 Annual Report for the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. Mitsch, William J. 2007 Annual Report for the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. Mitsch, William J. 2008 Annual Report for the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. Mitsch, William J. Acknowledgements, Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park Annual Report, 2005. Algal and Lemna populations continue to fluctuate seasonally and basin-to-basin in the Olentangy River wetlands. ; Zhang, Li 2006-09-29. Append...
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*  Kuching Wetlands National Park
... The 'Kuching Wetlands National Park' 'KWNP'; ms Taman Negara Tanah Lembap Kuching is a national park in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is the remains of the former Sarawak Mangrove Forest Reserve which covered 170 km 2. Located 30 km from Kuching, the Wetlands National Park was gazetted in 1992 and covers an area of 66.1 km 2 on the estuarine reaches of the Sibu Laut and Salak rivers. The predominantly saline and deltaic mangrove system includes an extensive network of marine waterways and tidal creeks, formed by the interconnecting rivers of Sungei Sibu-Laut, Batang Salak and Sungei Santubong that form the boundary of the park. Biodiversity Historical Interest Future Conservation See also References External links. Historical Interest. Future. The heavy decline in the proboscis monkey population caused by hunting, was largely arrested by the educational efforts of the Sarawak Forestry department protecting and banning the trade of these animals. Extensive development predominantly housing but including quarrying...
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Wetlands of International Importance. TEEB report highlights the high value of wetlands. 04-Feb-2013 Geneva, Switzerland – A new report on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity TEEB, co-authored by Wetlands International, emphasises the enormous economic value of wetlands. TEEB For Water and Wetlands highlights the key role played by wetlands as natural infrastructure and the multitude of enormously productive services they provide around the world. The continued loss of wetlands illustrates the need for improved policy making and business decision making that accounts for their true value. The authors of the report explain that this is because water is a provisioning ecosystem service in itself, but it is also necessary for all other ecosystem provisioning services such as food, fibre and timber and most regulating ecosystem services such as water purification and flood protection. It is estimated that between 1900 and 2003 the world lost 50% of its wetlands. The loss of highly biodiverse wetland habi...
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*  Wetlands International - Global News & Press releases
... Russia’s fires: worsened by peatland drainage. The disastrous forest fires that are currently raging in Russia have led to significant fires in the drained and degraded peatlands. Next to todays 520 forest fires in Russia, there are also 24 peat fires taking place; many of them around Moscow source: Emergency Ministry August 4 2010 ; numbers change from day to day. Massive CO2 emissions Drainage of peatlands and peat fires cause large CO2 emissions annually. Urgent need for rewetting Russia’s peatlands The current situation pushes Russia’s authorities to increase its investments in peatland rewetting for anti-fire. Peatland rewetting will not only prevent future fires, but also benefit biodiversity conservation, and make an important contribution to climate change mitigation as large CO2 emissions can be reduced. Currently Wetlands International Russia works as part of the International Climate Initiative of BMU Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, toget...
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*  wetland | Britannica.com
. wetland. Britannica.com. Shop. School and Library Subscribers. JOIN. LOGIN. Activate Your Free Trial. Stories. quizzes. galleries. lists. Wetland Read. View All Media 3. View History. Edit. Feedback. Wetland,. wetland Derek Jensen terrestrial ecosystem characterized by poor drainage and the consequent presence most or all of the time of sluggishly moving or standing water saturating the soil. Wetlands are usually classified, according to soil and plant. life, as bog, marsh, or swamp. Because wetlands occur at the interface of a body of water and the land, they are examples of boundary ecosystems. Comments. Share. Email. Print. Cite. Last Updated 4-4-2014. . You may also be interested in... continental landform. ecosystem. lake. oasis. ocean. river. biosphere. rainforest. lagoon. tundra. habitat. spring. Additional resources for this article External Links A-Z Animals - Swamp and Wetland. Defenders of Wildlife - Wetland. Fact Monster - Wetland. How Stuff Works - Science - How Wetlands Work. India Parenting -...
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*  Carleton College: Cowling Arboretum: Water and Wetlands
... Carleton College. Faculty Staff. Cowling Arboretum. Water and Wetlands. The Cannon River flows the length of the Lower Arb, and is home to a number of rare species including wood turtles Clemmys insculpta and several types of mussel. The Cannon River is a major watershed for southeast Minnesota, and has the water quality problems that are typical of rivers in agricultural regions. Improvements in water quality may occur in the near future, since it is the focus of conservation and cleanup efforts by such organizations as the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and The Nature Conservancy. A wetland restoration project is currently underway where Spring Creek flows past Wright Savanna. Cole, the Cole Wetland was planted in 1995. Kettle Hole Marsh in the Lower Arb is a particularly high quality marsh habitat. It is an important breeding site for frogs and toads, including at least five native species. Oxbow Pond and the area north of Hillside Prairie are also important wetland habitats. The Retention Pond wa...
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... Wetlands of International Importance. Theme Climate Change Emissions Adapting to Climate Change Livelihoods Coastal Resilience Biodiversity not waterbirds Waterbirds Water Management Water Scarcity Wetland Inventory Other / general Water, Food Health Biofuels Avian influenza. The Marshlands of Southern Iraq This report is the result of a comparative analysis of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq to six other wetlands in the world. Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation on tropical peat This report provides a review of available scientific information and published literature on impacts of using tropical peat for oil palm cultivation in Southeast Asia. Workshop Report on Woodcock and Snipe This volume is the Proceedings of the Seventh European Woodcock and Snipe Workshop organised by the Woodcock Snipe Specialist Group of IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Wetlands International. Surveillance of wild waterbirds for Avian Influenza viruses in Lithuania This a new paper o...
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Wetlands Work. ​​Globally, poor sanitation and contaminated industrial effluents exacerbate child mortality and human health, decrease the availability and access to safe water for consumption, food-related uses, and washing, and degrade vital habitats. Wetlands Work. is a social enterprise that designs and builds innovative constructed wetland systems to treat various contaminated waters, to allow reuse or safe release into the environment. About WW. In nature, wetland and floodplain plants biologically and physically clean water, supporting a variety of species including fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, insects and aquatic invertebrates and microbes. Wetlands can be created with ecological and environmental engineering knowledge to treat harmful flows of contaminated water, producing usable water in the process and supporting human welfare and ecological…. Read more About WW. Products and Services. Wetlands Work strives to create innovative solutions that work. Sanitation in Challenging Environments D...
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3 Only uses that are permitted by right or by special use permit may be placed in a Wetlands W District. E APPLICATION 1 This subchapter does not apply to: a artificially-constructed ponds, drainage ditches, storm water collection basins, gravel pits, stone quarries or waste treatment lagoons, except to the extent that such uses are restricted or prohibited in a Wetlands W District; b wetlands or portions thereof for which federal permits for fill were issued prior to the adoption of this subchapter or prior to the extension of the planning and zoning jurisdiction of the City/Town/County of over the areas for which the permits were issued; or to c any area or use excluded from local planning and zoning jurisdiction by federal or state law. Fish and Wildlife Service for areas subject to the planning and zoning jurisdiction of the City/Town/County of . 3 The Zoning Administrator may waive the delineation requirement if he/she determines that a development will have no adverse impact on a Wet...
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Water Quality Documents. Wetlands are areas that are covered by water or have waterlogged soils for long periods of time during the growing season. Environmental Protection Agency define wetlands as the following: Those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Generally, when wetland plants certain species used as wetland indicators called hydrophytic vegetation, wetland soils hydric soils, and a certain degree of wetness hydrology prevail, the area is called a wetland; when these things do not prevail, the area is called an upland. Caution: Most wetlands lack both standing water and waterlogged soils during at least part of the growing season. A wetland delineation must be performed in accordance with the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and the appropriate Regional Supplement. You shoul...
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Constructed Wetlands for Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment—Comparison of German, French and Italian Approaches. Keywords: combined sewer overflow; constructed wetlands; design; layout; international comparison; simulation. One of the most economically and ecologically feasible solutions seems to be vertical flow constructed wetlands VFCWs, specified as constructed wetlands for CSO treatment CSO-CWs in general and “retention soil filters” RSFs in Germany. RSF systems consist of CSO tanks with sand filter beds in series Figure 1 A. Simplified system sketch for in A retention soil filters in Germany; and B combined sewer overflow constructed wetlands in France; and C Italy. Simplified system sketch for in A retention soil filters in Germany; and B combined sewer overflow constructed wetlands in France; and C Italy. To prove the designs of the retention layer and the filter surface in addition to the storage tanks, it is mandatory to use long-term hydraulic runoff simulations. Basic design ideas for the filter be...
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... thumb|right|280px|alt=Group of Australian White Ibises on nests with eggs|Australian White Ibises on their nests at the Coolart breeding colony. The 'Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve', or just 'Coolart', is an 87.5 ha estate on the Western Port coast of the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, south-eastern Australia, about 70 km south-east of Melbourne. It comprises a late 19th-century mansion-like homestead and surrounding grounds west of the village of Somers. It is managed by Parks Victoria and is open to the public. Description History External links References. Description. Coolart is bordered by Merricks Creek on the south, Somers School Camp on the east, Balnarring Beach road on the west and privately owned farmland on the north. It contains the Coolart Homestead, a substantial two-storey brick house, with a third-storey tower and several outbuildings. The wetlands are home to a breeding colony of over 1000 ibis es, while koala s inhabit the woodlands. 1 History. Coolart was originally part of...
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*  Factors limiting processes in freshwater wetlands: an agricultural primary stream riparian forest
... DSpace Repository Factors limiting processes in freshwater wetlands: an agricultural primary stream riparian forest. DSpace Home → Smithsonian Environmental Research Center → SERC Staff Publications → View Item. Factors limiting processes in freshwater wetlands: an agricultural primary stream riparian forest. We advocate a broader perspective for wetland studies and present a case study to illustrate our approach. The case study focuses on the hydrology and belowground processing of nitrate and sulfate in a riparian forest wetland that receives hydrologic inputs from a cropland watershed and from direct precipitation. A conceptual model is presented that relates the nitrate and sulfate uptake in the wetland to wetland processes, such as evapotranspiration, plant uptake, oxidation-reduction reactions, and gaseous diffusion, and to external controlling factors, such as temperature, groundwater input, and precipitation. The forest wetland transpired an average of 67% of th...
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... Applied Ecology/Wetland Engineering. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Applied Ecology. Jump to: navigation, search. Introduction. Examples of engineered wetlands are those currently constructed for remediation applications: as surface flow systems for the removal of pollutants from liquid effluents such as sewage and petroleum wastes. The systems rely primarily on microbial communities, which grow as biofilms in the plant root zone. Their construction relies on an understanding of the relationship between the selection of vegetative species and soil, hydrology, grading/site preparation, and installation methods. Construction of wetlands involves an understanding of the various scientific, legal, and technical components of wetland ecology. An engineered wetland with areas of open water is similar to that of a natural marsh. These systems are typically designed to support the growth of emergent wetland plants, interspersed with lagoons. These surface flow systems are more tolerant of wastewat...
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(1/354) Altered environment and risk of malaria outbreak in South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India affected by tsunami disaster.

BACKGROUND: Pools of salt water and puddles created by giant waves from the sea due to the tsunami that occurred on 26th December 2004 would facilitate increased breeding of brackish water malaria vector, Anopheles sundaicus. Land uplifts in North Andaman and subsidence in South Andaman have been reported and subsidence may lead to environmental disturbances and vector proliferation. This warrants a situation analysis and vector surveillance in the tsunami hit areas endemic for malaria transmitted by brackish water mosquito, An. sundaicus to predict the risk of outbreak. METHODS: An extensive survey was carried out in the tsunami-affected areas in Andaman district of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India to assess the extent of breeding of malaria vectors in the habitats created by seawater flooding. Types of habitats in relation to source of seawater inundation and frequency were identified. The salinity of the water samples and the mosquito species present in the larval samples collected from these habitats were recorded. The malaria situation in the area was also analysed. RESULTS: South Andaman, covering Port Blair and Ferrargunj sub districts, is still under the recurring phenomenon of seawater intrusion either directly from the sea or through a network of creeks. Both daily cycles of high tides and periodical spring tides continue to cause flooding. Low-lying paddy fields and fallow land, with a salinity ranging from 3,000 to 42,505 ppm, were found to support profuse breeding of An. sundaicus, the local malaria vector, and Anopheles subpictus, a vector implicated elsewhere. This area is endemic for both vivax and falciparum malaria. Malaria slide positivity rate has started increasing during post-tsunami period, which can be considered as an indication of risk of malaria outbreak. CONCLUSION: Paddy fields and fallow land with freshwater, hitherto not considered as potential sites for An. sundaicus, are now major breeding sites due to saline water. Consequently, there is a risk of vector abundance with enhanced malaria transmission potential, due to the vastness of these tsunami-created breeding grounds and likelihood of them becoming permanent due to continued flooding in view of land subsidence. The close proximity of the houses and paucity of cattle may lead to a higher degree of man/vector contact causing a threat of malaria outbreak in this densely populated area. Measures to prevent the possible outbreak of malaria in this tsunami-affected area are discussed.  (+info)

(2/354) The Farmer Field School: a method for enhancing the role of rural communities in malaria control ?

Malaria has strong linkages with agriculture, and farmers in malarious regions have a central position in creating or controlling the conditions that favour disease transmission. An interdisciplinary and integrated approach is needed to involve farmers and more than one sector in control efforts. It is suggested that malaria control can benefit from a complementary intervention in rural development, the Farmer Field School (FFS) on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This is a form of education that uses experiential learning methods to build farmers' expertise, and has proven farm-level and empowerment effects. The benefits of incorporating malaria control into the IPM curriculum are discussed. An example of a combined health-agriculture curriculum, labeled Integrated Pest and Vector Management (IPVM), developed in Sri Lanka is presented. Institutional ownership and support for IPVM could potentially be spread over several public sectors requiring a process for institutional learning and reform.  (+info)

(3/354) Analysing ethnobotanical and fishery-related importance of mangroves of the East-Godavari Delta (Andhra Pradesh, India) for conservation and management purposes.

Mangrove forests, though essentially common and wide-spread, are highly threatened. Local societies along with their knowledge about the mangrove also are endangered, while they are still underrepresented as scientific research topics. With the present study we document local utilization patterns, and perception of ecosystem change. We illustrate how information generated by ethnobiological research can be used to strengthen the management of the ecosystem. This study was conducted in the Godavari mangrove forest located in the East-Godavari District of the state Andhra Pradesh in India, where mangroves have been degrading due to over-exploitation, extensive development of aquaculture, and pollution from rural and urbanized areas (Kakinada).One hundred interviews were carried out among the fisherfolk population present in two mangrove zones in the study area, a wildlife sanctuary with strong conservation status and an adjacent zone. Results from the interviews indicated that Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh., a dominant species in the Godavari mangroves, is used most frequently as firewood and for construction. Multiple products of the mangrove included the bark of Ceriops decandra (Griff.) Ding Hou to dye the fishing nets and improve their durability, the bark of Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco to poison and catch fish, and the leaves of Avicennia spp. and Excoecaria agallocha L. as fodder for cattle. No medicinal uses of true mangrove species were reported, but there were a few traditional uses for mangrove associates. Utilization patterns varied in the two zones that we investigated, most likely due to differences in their ecology and legal status. The findings are discussed in relation with the demographic and socio-economic traits of the fisherfolk communities of the Godavari mangroves and indicate a clear dependency of their livelihood on the mangrove forest.Reported changes in the Godavari mangrove cover also differed in the two zones, with significantly less perceptions of a decrease in the protected area, as compared to the adjacent non-protected area. A posteriori comparisons between sequential satellite imagery (retrospective till 1977) and respondents that were at least 15 years back then, revealed a mangrove decrease which was however perceived to different extents depending on the area with which the fishermen were familiar. While local needs had not been incorporated in the existing policy, we created a framework on how data on ethnobotanical traditions, fishery-related activities and local people's perceptions of change can be incorporated into management strategies.  (+info)

(4/354) A preliminary survey of ectoparasites of small mammals in Kuala Selangor Nature Park.

Trapping of small mammals was conducted at 5 study sites in Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) from 20-24 June 2005. A total of 11 animals comprising 2 species of rodents, Maxomys whiteheadi and Rattus exulans were caught from 3 sites, i.e from an area of mixed secondary forest and mangrove swamp; an area of mangrove swamp, and from an area of lalang fringing mangrove swamp. From these animals, the following 7 species of ectoparasites were found: Laelaps echidninus, Laelaps nuttalli, Ascoschoengastia indica, Leptotrombidium deliense, Hoplopleura pectinata, Hoplopleura pacifica and Polyplax spinulosa. One of the ectoparasites found, L. deliense is a known vector of scrub typhus and thus may pose potential health risks to visitors to KSNP.  (+info)

(5/354) Atmospheric nitrogen deposition promotes carbon loss from peat bogs.

Peat bogs have historically represented exceptional carbon (C) sinks because of their extremely low decomposition rates and consequent accumulation of plant remnants as peat. Among the factors favoring that peat accumulation, a major role is played by the chemical quality of plant litter itself, which is poor in nutrients and characterized by polyphenols with a strong inhibitory effect on microbial breakdown. Because bogs receive their nutrient supply solely from atmospheric deposition, the global increase of atmospheric nitrogen (N) inputs as a consequence of human activities could potentially alter the litter chemistry with important, but still unknown, effects on their C balance. Here we present data showing the decomposition rates of recently formed litter peat samples collected in nine European countries under a natural gradient of atmospheric N deposition from approximately 0.2 to 2 g.m(-2).yr(-1). We found that enhanced decomposition rates for material accumulated under higher atmospheric N supplies resulted in higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and dissolved organic carbon release. The increased N availability favored microbial decomposition (i) by removing N constraints on microbial metabolism and (ii) through a chemical amelioration of litter peat quality with a positive feedback on microbial enzymatic activity. Although some uncertainty remains about whether decay-resistant Sphagnum will continue to dominate litter peat, our data indicate that, even without such changes, increased N deposition poses a serious risk to our valuable peatland C sinks.  (+info)

(6/354) Isolation of aerobic, gliding, xylanolytic and laminarinolytic bacteria from acidic Sphagnum peatlands and emended description of Chitinophaga arvensicola Kampfer et al. 2006.

Four aerobic, heterotrophic, yellow-pigmented and flexirubin-producing bacterial strains with gliding motility were isolated from acidic Sphagnum-dominated wetlands of Northern Russia. These bacteria are capable of degrading xylan, laminarin and some other polysaccharides, but not cellulose, pectin or chitin. The four strains possess almost identical 16S rRNA gene sequences and are most closely related (98.9-99.5 % sequence similarity) to the recently reclassified species of the phylum Bacteroidetes, Chitinophaga arvensicola Kampfer et al. 2006, formerly known as [Cytophaga] arvensicola Oyaizu et al. 1983. However, the novel isolates from Sphagnum peat differed from C. arvensicola DSM 3695(T) in their ability to degrade xylan and starch, by greater tolerance of acidic pH and by their inability to reduce nitrate. An emended description of this species is proposed.  (+info)

(7/354) Pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater: wetland treatment as a potential solution.

Pharmaceutical compounds are being released into the aquatic environment through wastewater discharge around the globe. While there is limited removal of these compounds within wastewater treatment plants, wetland treatment might prove to be an effective means to reduce the discharge of the compounds into the environment. Wetlands can promote removal of these pharmaceutical compounds through a number of mechanisms including photolysis, plant uptake, microbial degradation, and sorption to the soil. We review relevant laboratory research on these various mechanisms and provide data on the few studies that have examined wetland removal. There is a need to document the degree to which various pharmaceutical compounds are removed in full-scale treatment wetlands, as there is a paucity of data on overall pharmaceutical removal rates.  (+info)

(8/354) A comparison of fungal communities from four salt marsh plants using automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis (ARISA).

Fungal decomposers are important contributors to the detritus-based food webs of salt marsh ecosystems. Knowing the composition of salt marsh fungal communities is essential in understanding how detritus processing is affected by changes in community dynamics. Automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis (ARISA) was used to examine the composition of fungal communities associated with four temperate salt marsh plants, Spartina alterniflora (short and tall forms), Juncus roemerianus, Distichlis spicata and Sarcocornia perennis. Plant tissues were homogenized and subjected to a particle-filtration protocol that yielded 106 microm particulate fractions, which were used as a source of fungal isolates and fungal DNA. Genera identified from sporulating cultures demonstrated that the 106 microm particles from each host plant were reliable sources of fungal DNA for ARISA. Analysis of ARISA data by principal component analysis (PCA), principal coordinate analysis (PCO) and species diversity comparisons indicated that the fungal communities from the two grasses, S. alterniflora and D. spicata were more similar to each other than they were to the distinct communities associated with J. roemerianus and S. perennis. Principal component analysis also showed no consistent, seasonal pattern in the composition of these fungal communities. Comparisons of ARISA fingerprints from the different fungal communities and those from pure cultures of selected Spartina ascomycetes supported the host/substrate specificity observed for the fungal communities.  (+info)


What should i wear tomorrow for job shadowing?


tomorrow i get to miss skool to follow somone around they're job.
I'm job shadowing someone from the national wetlands research center.

and i'm not sure what i'm gonna wear. and i have no idea what i'll do with my hair. 

if it helps, tomorrow the weather will be in the 50s and 40s.

thanks ;)
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You should wear what the person you are job shadowing will be wearing. This probably means business clothes. Nice black pants and either a sweater, button up shirt, or something similar should be fine. Remember to stay conservative. It's better to over dress rather than underdress. As for your hair I wouldn't do anything that special. You could wear it straight or curly. It just look nice.


What kind of Major would an aspiring Wetlands Scientist got to school for?


enviromental science I think


Are these mushrooms poisionous or will they make me trip?


I found these mushrooms in the woods growing on a trail in some wetlands, they were growing wild in ohio. i need to know if i can eat these and trip or if they would kill me. 


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you'll get sick prolly


what to wear with gum boots (any colour) for winter?


Well the reason im asking this is because we are going to wonga wetlands and ofcourse its gonna be weg and cold and my teache said i have to wear gum boots so i want to look good in my gum boots
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Just wear some tight jeans and a sweater.


How do you tell your killing instinct?


I look at certain animals and think they are adorable looking. Does that also mean that i think they'll taste good? If people weren't trained to eat from the fridge, are those adorable things what we would be chasing?
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I'm not sure it's a killing instinct.  I live by a wetland in New York City.  I am fascinated by animals and always have been.  The reasons are too complicated to share and irrelevant to my answer.  But I love them and I enjoy learning about and from their behaviors.  Most recently, a young possum (basically kind of a teenager) has been showing up under my window where I feed some cats, looking for scraps & leftovers.  My neighbors have no affection for these little guys -- and they are kind of frightening looking, if utterly harmless to people and a beneficial animal in the environment -- so long story short, when I have scraps, I toss them onto the wetland for the possum so he won't be coming onto private property.  

But possums are edible and are commonly consumed.  If I had several kids and a tight budget and I lived in a hunting culture, even though I have not the least instinct or impulse to hurt this little guy in any way, I might want to hunt him.  I don't know. 

When I lived in Washington, D.C., there was an article in the Washington Post about a woman, a single mom, who had been raised in Montana and had gone hunting with her father as a child.  She had several kids, was alone, had a midlevel bureaucratic job.  And whenever bear season in Montana is, she would take her 2-week vacation, head home, grab her horse and gear and weapon, and go out and bag a bear.  Dressed out, it provided meat for her entire brood for a very long time, maybe even a year.  And for her, hunting was a vacation.

So I don't think it's a latent Dexter thing, as it is a survival instinct within a specific cultural context.


Does red wine go off if it hasn't been opened?


The wine is yali wetland cabernet carmenere.. Would it be okay to drink? It's been stored at around 21 degrees Celsius and has never been opened.
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Yes of course alcohol doesn't go bad I have some wine that is 60 years old that has been in room temp of 75 degree in my grandpas basement that I drank and it was great. Notice most alcoholic drinks ( wih the exception of drinks such as premixed bloody maries, ECT) have no expiration date. If it has been in temps over 100+ degrees farenheight then t could turn poisonous though but as you said it hasn't. Hope I helPed.


What are some positive out comes for the banning of factory farms?


What are they?
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You can answer that by looking at the negatives listed below: 

1. The dangers of factory farming include institutionalized animal cruelty, environmental destruction, natural resources depletion, and increased animal and human health risks. Because of high population density within farms, the widespread use of antibiotics and pesticides to mitigate the spread of disease and pestilence exacerbated by these crowded living conditions has become common. Intense concentrations of animals are particularly susceptible to virulent
diseases like avian flu, swine fever, hoof and mouth disease, and mad cow disease.

2. The environmental impact of factory farming is enormous. It depletes natural resources. Most of the grain harvested in the U.S. goes to feed animals used for food, forcing agribusiness to decimate wetlands, forests, and other wildlife habitats to turn them into crop lands. Factory farming is creates pollution because the amount of waste produced by farm animals in the U.S. is more than 130 times greater than that produced by humans. Where does this pollution go? It ends up in our water supply (that we drink), and our soil (where we grow food). Pollution also affects our air: the “manure mist” that permeates the homes and skin of thousands of people who live near factory farms contains dangerous levels of such noxious gases such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and methane. Factory farming negatively affects worldwide biodiversity. Species around the world are dying from soil acidification, pesticides and herbicides. Similarly, livestock diversity is also decreased because factory farms breed zillions of a single species for efficiency. Because of this, traditional breeds are being lost.

3. Factory farming is using up our water. A pound of meat requires 100 times more water to produce than a pound of wheat. And about 70% of the water used in the 11 western U.S. states is dedicated to the raising of animals for food.

4. The intensive farming of animals for meat is contributing to global warming. Current production levels of meat contribute between 14 and 22 percent of the 36 billion tons of greenhouse gases the world produces every year. The making of that cheeseburger you had for lunch releases as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as driving a 3,000-pound car nearly 10 miles.


I've seen this stuff called Mayhaw jelly , what in the world is a mayhaw?


if you have a picture of one that would be cool!
wow i can't decide
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Mayhaw is the name given to the fruit of three species of hawthorn that are common in wetlands throughout the southern United States.
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