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The performance of a wetland system in treating lead (Pb)/zinc (Zn) mine drainage was evaluated by using the polyurethane foam unit (PFU) microbial community (method), which has been adopted by China as a standardized procedure for monitoring water quality. The wetland system consisted of four cells with three dominant plants: Typha latifolia, Phragmites australis and Paspalum distichum. Physicochemical characteristics [pH, EC, content of total suspended solid (TSS) and metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, and Cu)] and PFU microbial community in water samples had been investigated from seven sampling sites. The results indicated that the concentrations of Pb, Zn, Cd, Cu, and TSS in the mine drainage were gradually reduced from the inlet to the outlet of the wetland system and 99%, 98%, 75%, 83%, and 68% of these metals and TSS respectively, had been reduced in concentration after the drainage passed through the wetland system. A total of 105 protozoan species were identified, the number of protozoa species and ...
CORRELATING ENHANCED NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY DATA WITH WETLAND FUNCTIONS FOR WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS: A RATIONALE FOR NORTHEASTERN U.S. WETLANDS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory Program Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands Ralph W. Tiner Regional Wetland Coordinator U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 October 2003 This publication should be cited as: Tiner, R.W. 2003. Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Program, Region 5, Hadley, MA. 26 pp. Table of Contents Page Background 1 Limitations of the Preliminary Wetland Functional Assessment 2 Rationale for Preliminary Functional ...
CORRELATING ENHANCED NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY DATA WITH WETLAND FUNCTIONS FOR WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS: A RATIONALE FOR NORTHEASTERN U.S. WETLANDS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory Program Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands Ralph W. Tiner Regional Wetland Coordinator U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 October 2003 This publication should be cited as: Tiner, R.W. 2003. Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Program, Region 5, Hadley, MA. 26 pp. Table of Contents Page Background 1 Limitations of the Preliminary Wetland Functional Assessment 2 Rationale for Preliminary Functional ...
Dev. Chem. Eng. Mineral Process. 12(.5/6),pp. 491-504, 2004 Constructed Wetlands for Water Pollution Control - Processes, Parameters and Performance M. Greenway School of Environmental Engineering, GrfBth University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 41 11, Australia constructed wetlands are now recognisedas an ecologically sustainable optionfor water pollution control. Natural wetlands are biologically diverse ecosystem. Theyprovide an array ofphysical, biological and chemical processes tofacilitate the removal, recycling, transformation or immobilisation ofsediment and nutrients. Most of thL.se p rocesses are facilitated by the wetland vegetation, associated biofilms and micro-organisms. Wetland ecosystems are complex and the interactions between abiotic and biotic components are jrndamental to an understanding of the treatment processes. Coristructed wetlands must therefore be designed to have the attributes of natural wetland ecosystems. The treatment efficiency of a wetland system requires a ...
OpenStax Biology 2e. Wetlands are environments in which the soil is either permanently or periodically saturated with water. Wetlands are different from lakes because wetlands are shallow bodies of water whereas lakes vary in depth. Emergent vegetation consists of wetland plants that are rooted in the soil but have portions of leaves, stems, and flowers extending above the waters surface. There are several types of wetlands including marshes, swamps, bogs, mudflats, and salt marshes. The three shared characteristics among these types-what makes them wetlands-are their hydrology, hydrophytic vegetation, and hydric soils.. Freshwater marshes and swamps are characterized by slow and steady water flow. Bogs, however, develop in depressions where water flow is low or nonexistent. Bogs usually occur in areas where there is a clay bottom with poor percolation of water. (Percolation is the movement of water through the pores in the soil or rocks.) The water found in a bog is stagnant and ...
E-Book: Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat approach, in which experts familiar with wetlands from across North America provide analyses and syntheses of their particular region of study.
This article is a follow-up on a previous piece in the National Wetlands Newsletter in which we outlined problems associated with a static, local approach to wetland management versus an alternative that proposes a temporal and geomorphic approach (Euliss et al. 2009). We extend that concept by drawing on companion papers recently published in the journal Wetlands (Euliss et al. 2008, Smith et al. 2008). Here we highlight reasons for the failure of many managed wetlands to provide a suite of ecosystem services (e.g., carbon storage, diodiversity, ground-water recharge, contaminant filtering, floodwater storage). Our principal theme is that wetland management is best approached by giving consideration to the hydrogeomorphic processes that maintain productive ecosystems and by removing physical and social impediments to those processes. Traditional management actions are often oriented toward maintaining static conditions in wetlands without considering the temporal cycles that wetlands need to undergo or
Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems in the world. They produce high levels of oxygen, filter toxic chemicals out of water, reduce flooding and erosion and recharge groundwater. They also serve as critical habitat for wildlife, including a large percentage of plants and animals on Californias endangered species list.. As the state has grown into one of the worlds leading economies, Californians have developed and transformed the states marshes, swamps and tidal flats, losing as much as 90 percent of the original wetlands acreage-a greater percentage of loss than any other state in the nation.. While the conversion of wetlands has slowed, the loss in California is significant and it affects a range of factors from water quality to quality of life.. Wetlands still remain in every part of the state, with the greatest concentration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its watershed, which includes the Central Valley. The Delta wetlands are especially important because they are part ...
MAT-SU Wetland Map ViewerThe National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) is a program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to identify and map wetlands in the United States. In Alaska, the NWI has limited detail, accuracy and coverage. Thus the Mat-Su Borough Planning Department, with funding assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), hired contractors to identify and map wetlands more accurately on a local scale. This mapping project included field verification for the central region of the Borough. As of 2011, over 450,000 acres of the Borough have been mapped. This local effort used stereoscopic photography, soils and geologic maps, and site visits involving sediment coring, water chemistry testing, and vegetation sampling to describe and map wetlands.. The Mat-Su Wetlands Maps and links to descriptions and photographs can be found on the Wetlands Parcel Viewer. This electronic map identifies and describes different wetland types over an ...
A detailed account of the biology and ecology of vascular wetland plants and their applications in wetland plant science, Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology presents a synthesis of wetland plant studies and reviews from biology, physiology, evolution, genetics, community and population ecology, environmental science, and engineering. It provides a thorough discussion of the range of wetland plants adaptations to conditions such as life in water or saturated soils, high salt or high sulfur, as well as low light and low carbon dioxide levels. The authors include the latest research on the development of plant communities in newly restored or created wetlands and on the use of wetland plants as indicators of ecological integrity and of wetland boundaries. Over 140 figures, including over 70 original photographs, allow you to visualize the concepts, 40 tables give you easy access to definitions and data, and international examples provide you with a broad base of information. The growing consensus in
Man-made eutrophication of aquatic environments is a major environmental problem in large parts of the world [1]. This is also the case in Europe, where EU legislation (the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive), international conventions (OSPAR, HELCOM) and national environmental objectives emphasize the need to reduce the input of plant nutrients to freshwater and marine environments. Furthermore, it is generally accepted that some of the reduction measures target agricultural runoff and other diffuse emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus.. One method to reduce the input of plant nutrients to freshwater and coastal waters is to let water pass through some kind of constructed or restored wetland. Major types of constructed wetlands include Free Surface Flow Constructed Wetlands, Subsurface Horizontal Flow Constructed Wetlands, and Subsurface Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands, whereas restored wetlands refer to wetlands where interventions have been made to ...
... The use of stormwater pond and wetland systems to improve the quality of urban stormwater runoff has become an increasingly important strategy to protect streams in developing areas. This paper reviews 58 performance monitoring studies that examined the capability of these systems to remove urban pollutants. Although the studies did not permit extensive statistical evaluation, they did suggest that treatment volume alone was not an accurate predictor of pollutant removal capability. Certain groups of stormwater ponds and wetlands, however, did appear to outperform other groups. In addition, the study suggests that several design variables are critical in achieving reliable pollutant removal - runoff pretreatment, long flow paths, redundant treatment mechanisms and basin geometry. The maximum upper limit of pollutant removal was different depending on the pollutant, (sediment> particulate trace metals> total phosphorus> total nitrogen). The paper
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In many mining regions of the world, pollution of surface water and groundwater by drainage water originating from mines aiming waste poses either a serious threat to the environment, or a severe environmental problem. During the last two and a half decades, treatment of mine drainage water in constructed and natural wetlands has emerged as an alternative to more conventional methods to handle the problem. In this thesis, the major biogeochemical processes behind metal immobilization in wetlands are summarized. Factors that influence the efficiency and longevity of these processes are discussed based on a review of previous experiences from wetlands exposed to mine drainage waters. The potential for successful treatment is largely determined by the characteristics of the drainage, the morphology of the wetland, and the degree of maintenance planned. In maintenance-free wetland, factors that have to be considered include: changes in drainage water production and wetland performance over the ...
Wetlands can be divided into many different types. The simplest may be that of swamp, marsh and bog. Swamps are wetlands dominated by trees or shrubs. A marsh is dominated by grass-like (graminoid) vegetation like the true grasses and members of the sedge family. However, a marsh with mostly open water will be dominated by a variety of aquatic plants. The simple definition of a bog is a wetland whose ground cover is dominated by mosses. Plant community designation is further complicated by differences in regional terminology. Fen, swamp, mire, bracken, glade, marsh, meadow, carr, bog, bayou, billabong are just a few of the terms, and many of these are further divided. A plant community is an artificial construct, but an important first step in studying and managing wetland ecosystems.. For the most part I will use the communities listed by Eggers and Reed in Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota & Wisconsin. The book is now out of print, but it is available here for viewing on ...
Bromine (Br) cycling in natural wetlands is highly complex, including abiotic/biotic processes and multiphase inorganic/organic Br-species. Wetland ecosystems r...
A daily water budget for the Craigieburn-Manalana wetland is revealed in Table 2, for the period when surface energy balance techniques were used to quantify the actual vegetation water use in the wetland and its contributing catchment. Since deep upwelling groundwater movement into and out of the wetland was assumed to be a negligible component of the water budget it was also omitted on a daily basis in both seasons. With respect to the dry season it is noted that the water budget dynamic is a largely intrinsic affair, whereupon there is no or extremely little input by rain as well as no surface water discharge. Rather, there is a net flux of water exiting the system through evapotranspiration processes, particularly in the wetland. The mean reference evapotranspiration derived by the Penman-Monteith method for the winter period was 3.6 mm. This reveals that the wetland system loses water to the atmosphere at close to the potential rate, suggesting that water is still not limited, despite this ...
In South Sweden, free water surface wetlands have been built to treat wastewater from municipal wastewater treatment plants. Commonly, nitrogen removal has been the prime aim, though a significant removal of tot-P and BOD7 has been observed. In this study, performance data for 3-8 years from four large (20-28 ha) FWS wetlands have been evaluated. Two of them receive effluent from WWTP with only mechanical and chemical treatment. At the other two, the wastewater has also been treated biologically resulting in lower concentrations of BOD7 and NH4+-N. The wetlands performed satisfactorily and removed 0.7-1.5 ton N ha-1 yr-1 as an average for the time period investigated, with loads between 1.7 and 6.3 ton N ha-1 yr-1. Treatment capacity depended on the pre-treatment of the water, as reflected in the k20-values for N removal (first order area based mode). In the wetlands with no biological pre-treatment, the k20-values were 0.61 and 1.1 m month-1, whereas for the other two they were 1.7 and 2.5 m ...
This thesis presents the findings of an exploration of teacher perceptions and actions to conserve wetlands in Kenya. It reports findings of a case study survey done with 54 primary school teachers from seven of eight Kenyan provinces. The teachers were sampled from a larger group of 242 teachers who participated in an in-service course on wetlands conservation. The in-service course engaged teachers in exploring various aspects of wetlands and how they could enhance their conservation using both formal and non-formal contexts. The survey approach was used in the research and was augmented with a reflective process. Survey tools used were the questionnaires and interviews. The reflective process entailed observation, document analysis, field notes and the researchers diary. Research data was analysed in several stages. The study revealed that teachers were users of local wetlands just like other members of their communities. The teachers differed among themselves with respect to their ...
Pallikaranai wetland is a freshwater marsh in the city of Chennai, India. It is situated adjacent to the Bay of Bengal, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the city centre, and has a geographical area of 80 square kilometres (31 sq mi). Pallikaranai marshland is the only surviving wetland ecosystem of the city and is among the few and last remaining natural wetlands of South India. It is one of the 94 identified wetlands under National Wetland Conservation and Management Programme (NWCMP) operationalised by the Government of India in 1985-86 and one of the three in the state of Tamil Nadu, the other two being Point Calimere and Kazhuveli. It is also one of the prioritised wetlands of Tamil Nadu. The topography of the swamp is such that it always retains some storage, thus forming an aquatic ecosystem. A project on Inland Wetlands of India commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India had prioritised Pallikaranai marsh as one of the most significant wetlands of ...
Salt-tolerant plants (halophytes) include herbaceous forbs, graminoids, and dwarf or subshrubs. Many of the forbs are succulent (e.g., Sarcocornia and Salicornia spp.). Graminoids often dominate Arctic salt marshes, while subshrubs dominate salt marshes in Mediterranean and. Table 1 Representative species of global salt marshes based on a summary by Paul Adam Arctic Puccinellia phryganodes dominates the lower elevations. Boreal Triglochin maritima and Salicornia europea are widespread. Brackish conditions have extensive cover of Carex spp. Temperate. Europe: Puccinellia maritima dominated lower elevations historically (but Spartina anglica often replaces it). Juncus maritimus dominates the upper marsh; Atriplexportulacoides is widespread USA:. Atlantic Coast: Spartina alterniflora is extensive across seaward marsh plain; S. patens occurs more inland Gulf of Mexico: Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus dominate large areas Pacific Northwest: Distichlis spicata in more saline areas, Carex ...
Despite the protected status of many freshwater wetlands, many of these ecosystems are under threat of (further) degradation due to climate change and anthropogenic activities (Zedler et. al, 2005; MEA, 2005). Freshwater wetlands are vulnerable to the changes in quantity and quality of their water supply, and climate change will most probably have pronounced effects on these wetlands through alterations in hydrological regimes (Erwin, 2009; Junk et al, 2013). As processes in wetland ecosystems are highly dynamic and complex (Bornette et al., 1998) and wetlands are often difficult to access, hampering their large-scale monitoring in the near real time, still major knowledge gaps exits. Despite the protected status of many freshwater wetlands, these ecosystems are under threat due to anthropogenic activities and suffer from degradation ...
The mission of the Department of Wetland Ecology is to contribute to the study of wetlands, with special interest in the species inhabiting them and in their interactions, studying their ecology, behaviour, population genetics and dynamics, dispersal, and all aspects related with their conservation and restoration. We aim to carry out top quality basic and applied research in wetlands, and to promote their conservation, with special reference to the Doñana wetlands which are some of the most important and best conserved in Europe. Wetland Ecology includes all subtopics relevant to the ecology of "wetlands", as defined in the broad sense used by the Ramsar Convention (essentially all continental and estuarine waterbodies). The natural wetlands (mainly seasonal marshes and temporary lagoons) and artificial wetlands (ricefields, salt pans, fish farms) of the Doñana area in the Guadalquivir delta are of especial importance for our research, although we are active in wetland research across the ...
Im here in Austria and I found a lot of natural wetlands at 1900, 2300, and more meters above sea level .... sometime I forget that everything start from these! As stated by the RAMSAR CONVENTION (www.ramsar.org) wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres ... in particular are also a natural humid environment where water, plants and soil stay together, live together, change and evolve depending on climate, hydology, human impact (see my mountain bikes rear wheel) etc... enjoy the images below with juncus (the green), eryophorum (the white plume), orchys (the violet), and the carnivorous pinguicola (the pale green) found here in Austria in the area of Fiss ...
en] Constructed wetland systems (CWS) have been used as a low cost bio-filtration system to treat farm wastewater. While studies have shown that CWS are efficient in removing organic compounds and pathogens, there is limited data on the presence of hormones in this type of treatment system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of the CWS to reduce estrogenic and androgenic hormone concentration in dairy wastewater. This was achieved through a year long study on dairy wastewater samples obtained from a surface flow CWS. Analysis of hormonal levels was performed using a solid phase extraction (SPE) sample clean-up method, combined with reporter gene assays (RGAs) which incorporate relevant receptors capable of measuring total estrogenic or androgenic concentrations as low as 0.24 ng L(-1) and 6.9 ng L(-1) respectively. Monthly analysis showed a mean removal efficiency for estrogens of 95.2%, corresponding to an average residual concentration of 3.2 ng L(-1) 17beta-estradiol ...
16Tables 4 & 5 shows soil nutrient ranges in impacted forested depressional wetlands. Soil nitrogen concentrations ranged from 0.51 mg N/g to 16.63 mg N/g as measured by TKN and 1.2 mg N/g to 21.0 mg N/g of TN, neither of which differ dramatically from the ranges found in nonimpacted systems (Table 4; Figure 4). Like with non-impacted wetland systems, impacted wetland systems soil phosphorus concentrations showed greater variability. The range of soil SRP (0.00137 mg P/g 1.497 mg P/g) spanned across three orders of magnitude, although, interestingly, the high soil SRP value was considerably lower than the high value of 4.296 mg P/g found in non-impacted systems (Table 5). TP values spanned well over two orders of magnitude (0.0439 mg P/g 7.53 mg P/g), with the high value several times larger than the highest value (1.51 mg P/g) found in non-impacted systems. While soil phosphorus levels in impacted forested depressional systems also may have considerable natural variation due to interaction with ...
Article Phosphorus removal by laboratory-scale unvegetated vertical-flow constructed wetland systems using anthracite, steel slag and related blends as substrate. This research aimed to investigate the phosphorus (P) removal of a series of laboratory...
The report summarizes current scientific understanding about the connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters. EPA has conducted a thorough review of the literature - more than 1,200 peer-reviewed and published documents - on the scientific evidence regarding the effects that streams, nontidal wetlands, and open -waters have on larger downstream waters such as rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceans. The focus of the report is on surface and shallow subsurface connections by which small or temporary streams, nontidal wetlands, and open waters affect larger waters such as rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries. EPA, along with other federal agencies and states, can use this scientific report to inform policy and regulatory decisions, including the Clean Water Rule being developed by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...
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In addition, wetlands are of enormous social and economic value, in both traditional and contemporary societies. Since ancient times, people have lived along water courses, benefiting from the wide range of goods and services available from wetlands. The development of many of the great civilisations was largely based on their access to, and management of, wetland resources. Mediterranean landscapes generally have been used as agricultural-forestry-pastoral systems for more than eight millennia.. Unfortunately, the areas of wetland still existing on the island of Skopelos, like 60% of the worlds remaining wetlands, are being degraded or used unsustainably. Despite their importance, wetlands are among the most impacted and degraded of all ecological systems. In the past few centuries, they have been commonly regarded as unproductive, unhealthy lands. Many countries, often with government support and backing, have made considerable efforts to convert them from a worthless existence to ...
Historically, Mono Lake contained numerous types of wetland habitats to support the large numbers of migratory waterfowl that used the lake.Today the wetland habitats of the pre-diversion days have declined or changed because declining water levels have caused the degradation and loss of large areas of wetlands.It is estimated that before the diversions began, lagoons, fresh water marshes, and creek deltas accounted for approximately 900 acres of wetland habitat.This estimate does not include the speculative one mile long lagoon at Simmons Point. The diversions that began in 1941 did not have an immediate impact on the vegetation and habitats of Mono Lake.The first noticeable effect of the diversions occurred when the lake level fell below 6,405 feet above sea level.When the lake fell below this level, the large lagoons that were on the northeastern shore of the lake disappeared. The level below 6,405 was reached in 1957 or 16 years after the diversions began. Throughout the 1960 s as the lake ...
Here are a a couple maps that show the National Wetland Inventory Wetlands. These maps are for the region of Manila, California. The wetlands have been buffered to 250′, the wetland buffer distance defined by ...
Wetlands are critical resources in the highlands of southwest Ethiopia, where they perform numerous environmental functions and provide a range of benefits for local communities. In recent years, however, an increase in the drainage and cultivation of these areas and reports of wetland degradation have raised concerns over the sustainability of wetland agriculture. This paper presents the results of a study in which groundwater levels were monitored in a series of wetlands undergoing different stages of drainage and cultivation, to establish the hydrological changes taking place as a consequence. The results suggest that drainage and cultivation induce extreme spatial and temporal variations in the wetland watertable. This is linked in part to structural and chemical changes in the wetland soil which affect hydraulic conductivity. Statistical analysis of this variability revealed the existence of wetland subunits, exhibiting specific hydrological behaviour, which may reflect the influence of ...
Wetlands provide an environment where organic carbon is stored in living plants, dead plants and peat, as well as converted to carbon dioxide and methane. Microbial activity is promoted by the large amounts of dissolved organic matter in wetlands, containing 45-50% carbon. Mineralization through bacterial oxidation converts this carbon to inorganic substances, allowing carbon storage to occur. Three main factors giving wetlands the ability to sequester and store carbon are the high biological productivity, high water table and low decomposition rates. Suitable meteorological and hydrological conditions are necessary to provide an abundant water source for the wetland. Fully water-saturated wetland soils allow anaerobic conditions to manifest, storing carbon but releasing methane.[16] Wetlands make up about 5-8% of Earths terrestrial land surface but contain about 20-30% of the planets 2500 Gt soil carbon stores.[17] Mires, as well as bogs, fens and marshes are the wetland types that contain ...
Wetlands are hugely important to a healthy landscape. For example they help contain runoff from rainfall so there is less soil erosion and degradation of our lakes, rivers and streams. They recharge the ground water table which keeps water wells supplied and forests healthy. Unfortunately their benefits have been ignored by many, so the majority of them have been drained for various kinds of development. Based on soils and early surveys, it is estimated that at the time of settlement more than 66% of what is now Chatham-Kent was one type of wetland or another (marsh or swamp). By 1982 less than 4% of the municipality was in wetland. That has since dwindled further, as currently only about 4% of the entire municipality is in any kind of natural cover ...
The Ramsar Convention of IUCN held in 1971 in Iran raised global awareness of the conservation and management of wetlands. Wetlands, the transitional zones that occupy an intermediate position between dryland and open water, regulate the flow of water and nutrients, thereby facilitating optimum functioning of the physical and biological cycles of nature. Harike wetland in the Indian State of Punjab has been declared a wetland of international importance. Thus it is felt necessary to reclaim and develop Harike wetland for its optimum potential use, but a reliable and accurate wetland database is not available. This study aimed at the generation of a database in terms of landuse/landcover, extent of waterspread and its seasonal variation, aquatic vegetation status and turbidity levels of lake water, using multidate satellite data. The threats of the Harike wetland have been identified and adequate measures for its conservation and management suggested ...
S.A.V.E. acknowledges that Alternative 3 is projected to impact 0.46 acres of wetlands, but believes that there are numerous opportunities to mitigate those impacts. Wetlands lie on both sides of the existing roadway and the topography suggests that the existing roadbed likely was built on wetlands. The historic wetland area under the existing roadbed could be restored when that section of roadbed is removed and the wetlands on either side of Route 41 could be enhanced. Additionally, replacing the roadside embankments that are projected to impact wetlands with retaining walls could reduce wetland loss. Moreover, Alternative 3 is the only one that will not seriously impact the Street Road Artists Space - a community cultural resource of growing importance ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ecosystem services and disservices for a vulnerable population. T2 - Findings from urban waterways and wetlands in an American desert city. AU - Palta, Monica. AU - du Bray, Margaret V.. AU - Stotts, Rhian. AU - Wolf, Amanda. AU - Wutich, Amber. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - Vulnerable human populations are exposed to social and biophysical stressors, but have limited capacity to mitigate them, and thus may access ecosystem services in unconventional ways. As a result of this access, they may also experience disservices (i.e., functions of ecosystems harmful to human wellbeing) in ways that are not well understood. We use a mixed-method socio-ecological approach to examine how persons experiencing homelessness in Phoenix, Arizona, access ecosystem services and encounter disservices in urban waterways. We find that urban waterways provide users with drinking and bathing water, and cooler, shaded areas, but potentially expose them to pathogens and legal persecution. The wetlands ...
Cranes return to the Xianghai wetlands in northeast Chinas Jilin Province (FRANCISCO LITTLE). Early morning mist hangs over the water with ghost-like eeriness. It has 50 shades of grey and is very still. Even breathing disturbs the silence. A small cluster of trees break the waters surface, spindly branches forlorn in their empty surroundings. The tranquil setting is the scene of 1,000 Chinese ink paintings.. Welcome to the wetlands of Baicheng City in northeast Chinas Jilin Province, an area that is taking major steps to promote its environmental protection efforts and restore one of the seven major wetland areas in the country.. According to the Jilin Government, Baicheng, bordering Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, heeded the call from Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this year to accelerate the efforts for safeguarding the environment and fragile eco-systems. Jilin has launched a project to restore farmlands to wetlands. This followed after many wetlands, most notably around Baicheng, ...
In this updated third edition, Weller describes the components of the freshwater marsh-its annual and seasonal dynamics as affected by rainfall cycles and the plant and animal populations response to such changes. Weller discusses how such wetland areas are managed for wildlife populations and diversity, and how such processes can be used in wetland conservation and restoration. He considers the impact society has on wetlands and offers conservation goals for freshwater wetland complexes. Weller broadens the third edition to include an analysis of how prairie wetlands compare in water dynamics with swamps, tidal marshes, and other wetlands. He also expands the discussion of wetland classification, evaluation, mitigation, and restoration, and introduces a new glossary of current wetland terminology. ...
The [delta]13rmC of CH4 emitted from the tropical Amazon river floodplain, temperate peat bogs in Washington and Minnesota, and the arctic Alaskan tundra was 59, 73, 66, and 65‰, respectively. The [delta]D of CH4 from these sites was 294, 308, 339, and 391‰, respectively, and a linear relationship was observed between the [delta]D of CH4 and soil water. A 13C balance between CH4, CO2, and soil organic matter indicated a higher percentage of CH4 production via methyl conversion at the Amazon floodplain than at the other wetland sites and that the anoxic CO2 flux was 1.5 to 2.0 times the CH4 flux. The 13C balance provided greater constraint on the anoxic CO2 flux than calculations based on soil water gradients. An in situ value of 0.774 for the hydrogen kinetic isotope effect during microbial CH4 oxidation was estimated from the increase in the [delta]13rmC of CH4 and [delta]D of CH4 in flux samples from the Amazon site. The average [delta]13rmC of CH4 released from an acidic peat bog in ...
Description: The IGBP Wetlands workshop (Santa Barbara, CA, USA,16-20 May 1996) was held for the purpose of identifying data and research needs for characterizing wetlands in terms of their role in biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles. Wetlands cover only about 1% of the Earths surface, yet are responsible for a much greater proportion of biogeochemical fluxes between the land surface, the atmosphere and hydrologic systems. They play a particularly important function in processing methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and sulphur as well as in sequestering carbon. Considerable progress has been made in the past 10 years regarding wetlands and methane: a global digital dataset of wetlands (Matthews and Fung 1987) was produced and global observations of methane have been combined with global three-dimensional atmospheric modelling (Fung et al. 1991) to constrain modelled fluxes of methane from high-latitude wetlands. Furthermore, significant advances have been made in understanding the ...
The removal of trace metals from acid mine drainage was studied in four constructed wetlands on abandoned mine lands in southwestern Indiana. The wetlands vary in the constraints of their settings, their design, the materials used in their construction, and their effectiveness at removing metals. Aqueous and sediment samples were collected twice a year at each of sixteen sampling locations. Water, pore water, and sediment extracts were analyzed for their physicochemical characteristics, major ions, and the trace metals arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, and vanadium. A simplified sequential extraction was used to distinguish between bio-available and residual metals. The relative distributions of metals between the bio-available and residual fractions were compared with one another in order to determine the factors which control precipitation, sorption, and mineralization of trace metals, and assess their potential mobility. Data ...
Article Phosphorus release and retention by soils of natural isolated wetlands. Hydrological restoration of historically isolated wetlands may mitigate phosphorus (P) loss. The objectives of this study were to quantify P in soil, and to determine the...
The generation of bicarbonate by this reaction increases the alkalinity. Further, the production of H2S promotes the removal of metals which have low solubility products as metal sulphides, such as the ferrous ion (Fe2+). The action of DSR and metal-sulphide precipitation has been shown to reduce the aqueous concentration of Fe, Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni (Waybrandt et al. 1998; Benner et al. 1999). It has been observed that the rate of sulphate reduction by SRB is strongly affected by nutrient availability, particularly the availability of carbon (Benner et al., 2000). Therefore, there must be an organic carbon amendment to the reacting system. Particular passive treatment systems which have been utilised for DSR include anaerobic bioreactors (Dvorak et al., 1992; Christensen et al., 1996), anaerobic wetlands (Kadlec et al., 2000), and reactive permeable barriers (Waybrandt et al., 1998). All of these technologies have been applied to AMD treatment. In this study, the use of amended constructed wetlands ...
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Mid Atlantic coastal salt marshes contain a matrix of vegetation diversified by tidal pools, pannes, and creeks, providing habitats of varying importance to many species of breeding, migrating, and wintering waterbirds. We hypothesized that changes in marsh elevation were not sufficient to keep pace with those of sea level in both vegetated and unvegetated Spartina alterniflora sites at a number of mid lagoon marsh areas along the Atlantic coast. We also predicted that northern areas would suffer less of a deficit than would southern sites. Beginning in August 1998, we installed surface elevation tables at study sites on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, southern New Jersey, and two locations along Virginias eastern shore. We compared these elevation changes over the 4-4.5 yr record with the long-term (| 50 yr) tidal records for each locale. We also collected data on waterbird use of these sites during all seasons of the year, based on...
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